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Goodness, that was quick! The third-gen Mazda3 hatch made its world debut only in June, with the sedan following a week later, but our sister classifieds site oto.my has already yielded an ad for the car that offers indicative pricing and specs.

An estimated price of RM153k is listed for the 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G-engined variant, which seems like quite a bit considering the bigger Mazda6 starts at just under RM160k. But don’t start pulling your hair out yet – remember, this has yet to be made official.

Output figures of 155 hp at 6,000 rpm and 203 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm are stated – this sounds like the more powerful i-ELOOP-equipped version of the motor. Transmission is taken care of by a six-speed auto.

Other listed information include a combined fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 km and a 210 km/h top speed. Auto rain-sensing wipers, DRLs, 205/60 R16 tyres and four airbags are amongst the equipment mentioned – again, this is indicative.

So when’s it coming? At present, we can’t tell for sure, but as always, you’ll know when we do. Learn more about the new Mazda3 range here, and feast your eyes on mega galleries here, here and here.