The Perodua Bezza has made headway in the two years it has been on sale in Sri Lanka, becoming the island nation’s best-selling sub-1.0-litre sedan.
In the first seven months of 2019, the Perodua Bezza even led the sub-1.0-litre class in Sri Lanka in terms of new vehicle sales, across all bodystyles.
Priced at Rs 3.69 million (RM86,200) upon its launch in June 2017, the Perodua Bezza has found some 1,500 Sri Lankan buyers to date. This places it among the fastest-selling models Perodua has ever offered there, together with the Perodua Axia, which has sold some 3,000 units since 2015.
Sri Lanka is the Perodua brand’s biggest overseas market, where local distributor Unimo Enterprises has sold over 15,600 Perodua cars since 1997.
The sole Bezza variant on sale in Sri Lanka is offered with the (1KR-VE) 998 cc (VVT-i) engine which is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Unimo Enterprises Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Mr. Mahesh Gunathilake added, “Buyers love the Perodua Bezza and Axia for their compactness, practicality, quality, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency. Both are also surprisingly roomy for their size. In particular, the Perodua Bezza has quite successfully introduced the compact sedan segment to Sri Lanka, a market long dominated by hatchbacks. Our customers really appreciate the bodystyle, increased comfort, and cavernous 508-litre boot,”
Perodua aims to export a total of 3,270 cars this year – a considerable 50% more than last year’s 2,184 units. Over 80,000 Perodua vehicles have been sold outside Malaysia to date.