Mazda CX-3 MY newsletter 1

Back in May, a Mazda dealer announced on its Facebook page that the Mazda CX-3 was set to be priced in the region of RM120-130k. Now, this has been cemented with the mention of a similar indicative pricing for the B-segment SUV in the local Mazda newsletter, with a “from RM120k” tag being listed.

The Malaysian CX-3 will be equipped with a SkyActiv-G 2.0 litre petrol mill (with output listed as 150 hp and 204 Nm), paired with a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed auto transmission. Aside from this, there’s no mention of anything else in the way of equipment, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what trim level we’ll be getting – Australia’s top-spec Akari variant might provide a hint of kit to expect.

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Earlier in the year, Bermaz sources had revealed to us that only one “very-highly-specced” front-wheel drive variant would be offered, with six airbags and a head-up display. Then, a while back, there was talk that the 1.5 SkyActiv-D diesel was a strong possibility, and the specifications that appeared on Facebook simply fueled things further. It remains to be seen if Bermaz will introduce a diesel-engined CX-3 in Malaysia.

It was initially reported that the SUV could begin deliveries in August, but the latest indication (from last month) was that market introduction is set for sometime in the fourth quarter this year, where it will join the local Mazda line-up together with the highly-anticipated fourth-gen MX-5 roadster.

Mazda CX-3 Akari – top-spec Australian variant