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Mazda Malaysia has announced on its Facebook page that the yet-to-launch locally-assembled (CKD) Mazda 3 will be on display at Mid Valley Megamall from tomorrow until the end of the week (April 8-12). You’ll also be able to see it at Queensbay Mall, Penang (April 9-12), KSL City, Johor (April 10-12) and Setia City Mall, Selangor (April 15-19).

Three CKD Mazda 3 variants will be available – GL Sedan (RM106,105), high-spec Sedan (RM121,105) and mid-spec Hatchback (RM121,105), all with 2.0 litre engines. These prices were revealed by Mazda 3S & Tribos Application Centre on Facebook, and are OTR with GST, before insurance. In comparison, the CBU 2.0 Sedan cost RM139k at launch; now reduced to RM135k post-GST.

The GL Sedan is the base CKD Mazda 3. It gets 205/60 R16 alloys, halogen projector headlamps, fog lamps, side mirror indicators, fabric seats, manual air-con, i-Stop (stop/start), MZD Connect, ABS/EBD/BA, DSC and six airbags.

The high-spec Sedan has all the CBU car has (215/45 R18 alloys, auto bi-xenon headlamps with AFS, LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, auto single-zone air-con, navigation, shift paddles, keyless entry and start), except for only two things: i-Eloop regenerative braking and a sunroof.


Price list from Mazda 3S & Tribos Application Centre on Facebook – click to enlarge

But there’s so much gained, including a power-adjustable driver’s seat, auto wipers, cruise control, auto dimming rear-view mirror, head-up display, reverse camera and leather seats (these were actually added to the CBU car at some point).

And that’s not all – the high-spec Sedan now boasts features under the i-Activsense active safety umbrella. You get High Beam Control, Smart City Brake System (autonomous braking, 4-30 km/h), Rear Vehicle Monitoring and Lane Departure Warning.

The mid-spec Hatchback’s kit list is somewhat in the middle – it gets the high-spec Sedan’s 18-inch alloys, auto air-con, navigation, shift paddles, auto bi-xenons, LED DRLs and tail lamps, AFS and keyless entry and start, but shares fabric seats and manual wipers with the GL Sedan.

All that’s left is for everything to be made official tomorrow!

Mazda 3 CKD range spec sheet (left), Mazda 3 CKD versus CBU specs

CBU Mazda 3 Sedan

Mazda 3 Hatchback