Next-gen Perodua Bezza could debut in 2023, to get DNGA platform?

Eric · Dec 31, 2020 06:00 PM

The Perodua Bezza is Perodua’s first attempt at developing a sedan. It is an A-segment sedan that competes directly against the Proton Saga

Developed from the ground-up using the Perodua Axia’s platform, the Perodua Bezza was launched in 2016 and received a facelift in 2020.

Typical of Perodua’s slightly longer 6-to-7-year product lifespan, the next-generation Perodua Bezza isn’t expected to arrive until circa 2023. We estimate that the next-generation Perodua Axia, which the Bezza is based on, to arrive in 2022. Keep in mind that the Axia was first introduced in 2013.

Like the upcoming Perodua D55L SUV, both the next-generation Axia and Bezza are expected to be developed on the Daihatsu DNGA platform.

Perodua will most likely stagger the launch of the Axia and Bezza as they can only accommodate one new full model change (Japanese manufacturers’ lingo for new generation model) every year.

Is this Toyota Avanza mule hiding the DNGA platform underneath there?

The next-generation Indonesian market Daihatsu Ayla/Toyota Agya (donor cars for the Perodua Axia) could be previewed as a concept car at the 2021 Gaikindo International Motor Show in Jakarta, scheduled for May 2021.