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You would have known by now that the Mazda 3 CKD will launch in April; now let’s take a look at the specs and pricing of the locally-assembled Mazda 3, officially released by distributor Bermaz.

As previously revealed, the CKD Mazda 3 will come in three variants – a mid-spec sedan, high-spec sedan and a hatchback with equipment levels that are in between the sedan’s mid and high specs, dubbed “mid+” by Bermaz. Indicative on-the-road without insurance prices will start at RM105,000 for the entry-level sedan, rising to RM125,000 for the high-spec sedan. The BM five-door hatchback, available for the first time in Malaysia, will go for RM119,000.

That’s a big reduction from the RM139k CBU sedan launched in March 2014, and with added stuff too. What do you get for the money?

The CKD mid-spec sedan comes with 16-inch alloys (205/60 tyres), halogen (projector) headlamps, fog lamps, side mirror indicators, fabric seats, manual aircon, i-Stop (stop-start), MZD Connect, ABS/EBD/BA, DSC and six airbags.

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If that’s not what you have in mind, the high-spec sedan should satisfy – it’s specced like the CBU Japan car (18-inch alloy with 215/45 tyres, auto bi-xenons, AFS adaptive headlamps, LED DRLs, LED rear lamps, single-zone auto AC, navigation, steering shift paddles, keyless entry + push start), but with added leather seats, powered driver’s seat, auto wipers, cruise control, auto dimming rear view mirror, head up display (HUD) and reverse camera.

More extra kit over the CBU come in the form of High Beam Control, Smart City Brake System (autonomous braking from 4 to 30 km/h), Rear Vehicle Monitoring (Mazda’s version of Volvo BLIS) and Lane Departure Warning. What about the kit that you lose? Only two things – i-Eloop (regenerative braking) and sunroof – are missing from the CBU vs high-spec CKD bout.

The mid+ hatchback gets a mix of equipment. It gets the high-spec sedan’s 18-inch wheels, auto AC, navigation, paddle shifters, auto bi-xenons, LED DRLs and tail lamps, AFS headlamps and keyless + push start. Things like fabric seats and manual wipers are shared with the entry sedan.

So, what do you think, Malaysia? Good enough?


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Mazda 3 Sedan (CBU)

Mazda 3 Hatchback