Kuala Lumpur, 17 Dec: Perodua received three awards which are Entry Level category, People’s Choice 2016 and the Most Significant Design Achievement for Perodua Bezza at the Malaysia Car of the Year 2016 Awards Night on 15th December 2016.
“These three awards are recognition of our efforts to always place our customers’ safety and comfort in our products and services. We would like to thank all Malaysian especially our customers for their trust and support towards Perodua,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
The Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed were present at the event alongside Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) Dato’ Madani Sahari.
Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, YBhg Dato’ Dr. Zahari Husin received the awards from Chairman of Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) YBhg Datuk Muhamad Noor Yacob.
This prestigious award started in 2002, when a group of motoring journalists established Malaysia’s first Car of the Year Awards. For this year, the event held at the Saujana hotel, Subang was organised by the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and named as Malaysia Car of the Year Awards.
The entry level category was measured by the criteria of the first-time car buyers that were looking for great-value buys, while for People’s Choice category, was based on online voting via website.
The Perodua Bezza was designed to be a compact sedan which offers space and fuel efficiency with affordability as the main goal. It was launched with the new technology and safety features which received a 5-star rating by ASEAN NCAP, making it the first 5-star Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) national sedan (for 1.3L variant).
On 29th November 2016, Perodua Bezza also bagged the Best Child Occupant Protection (COP) for Small Family Car category and Best Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) for Small Family Car category at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards held at Sepang International Circuit.
The sedan comes in 5 variants, the 1.0L Manual Transmission & Automatic Transmission; the 1.3L “Premium X” Manual & Automatic Transmission; and the 1.3L “Advance Version” Automatic Transmission.
“Please visit our sales showrooms and experience the Perodua Bezza by test drive with our authorised sales advisors to check on our latest campaigns and offerings,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.