Mazda 3S & Tribos Application Centre has claimed on its Facebook page that come April 1, the prices of various Mazda models are set to increase by between RM1,000 and RM10,000.

According to the post, dated March 8, the CX-5 CKD will see a price hike of around RM1,000, the CX-5 facelift 2.5 CBU around RM7,000 and the Mazda 6 facelift 2.5 CBU around RM10,000. The post also mentions pre-GST stock clearance sales.

The immediate assumption is that the price hikes are due to the implementation of GST on April 1, but the latter two models mentioned above – the CX-5 facelift and Mazda 6 facelift – aren’t even launched yet in Malaysia.

A check with a Bermaz source reveals that the above-mentioned price hikes for the CX-5 facelift and Mazda 6 facelift are attributed to them being new (facelift) models, and are estimated prices, not as a result of GST. The source adds that they are not aware of the CX-5 CKD’s price increase.

Mazda Malaysia is expected to release new price lists for all its models on April 1. The source says prices will be maintained (except for facelifts and new introductions), with only insurance premiums set to increase as a result of GST.

Mazda CX-5 pre-facelift

2015 Mazda CX-5 facelift

2015 Mazda 6 facelift