Mazda CX-3 goes on sale in Thailand – from RM102k

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The Mazda CX-3 has been launched in Thailand with prices kicking off at 835,000 baht – or at RM102k, give or take, with the current exchange rate. Taking into account our previous story, where the Malaysian-spec CX-3 is expected to retail from RM130k, that is still a considerable difference.

Thai customers will be presented with a choice of five trims in total with two engine options – a 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder petrol engine and a turbocharged 1.5 litre SkyActiv-D four-cylinder diesel mill. The former puts out a total of 156 PS at 6,000 rpm and 204 Nm of torque at 2,800 rpm while the diesel unit manages 105 PS at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,500 rpm.

A six-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox choice offered on the Thai-spec Mazda CX-3 – an engine/gearbox combination that’s slated to be introduced for the Malaysian market, as well. As mentioned earlier, five trims are available – the base 2.0 E is priced at 835k baht while the 2.0 C and 2.0 S retail for 910k and 975k baht, respectively. The top petrol trim, the 2.0 SP, goes for 1.045 million baht.

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Sitting at the very top of the entire range is the aforementioned diesel model. Dubbed the 1.5 XDL, it goes for 1.155 million baht. As for standard equipment, the 2.0 E and C models are equipped with 16-inch wheels wrapped in 215/60 tyres while the rest of the range get 18-inch wheels shod with 215/50 rubber.

The base 2.0 E and C are also equipped with halogen headlights while the 2.0 S, SP and 1.5 XDL get LED units with daytime running lights (DRLs). As for the interior kit, all models feature push-start button but the base 2.0 E misses out on the keyless entry system. Elsewhere, all models are also equipped with the seven-inch touchscreen and Commander Control interface save for the entry-level variant.

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Safety wise, the Thai-spec models appear well-equipped with DSC, EBD, traction control, Hill Launch Assist and an Emergency Signal System. The flagship diesel model one-ups the rest by adding on Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, a Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart City Brake Support.

Also, the Mazda CX-3 is now assembled at the AutoAlliance (AAT) Plant in Rayong, Thailand – making said country the first nation to assemble the CX-3 outside of Japan. So while we wait for the local launch to take place, why not check out our review of Mazda’s HR-V rival here.

GALLERY: Mazda CX-3 2.0L SkyActiv-G driven in Melbourne

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Gregory Sze

An “actor” by training, Gregory Sze realised that he has had enough of drama in his life. Following his number one passion (acting was actually number two), he decided to make the jump into the realm of automotive journalism. He appreciates the simple things in life – a simple car with nothing but back-to-basics mechanical engineering and minimal electronics on board.



  • Vincent on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

    MITI will not allow that price here.

    Faham2 saja lah.

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  • Mustapa…mustapa…where is thy 17.9% reduction in car price thou dirty liar.

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  • George Abdul on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Not bad IF the price were in Malaysia, just hoping the dealer won’t over price it again here…

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Nov 11, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    looking bleaker than ever for malaysia

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  • BigBalls on Nov 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    When it arrives to Malaysia, the spec lists will decrease while the price will be increased.

    What’s new?


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  • Lopong on Nov 11, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    harga CBU Jepun – 130K
    harga CBU AFTA Siam – 103K spec sama

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  • Faizah on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Come to Dr M Proton land becomes starting RM140K. Thanks to the garbage junk proton.

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  • Economist on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Now no more talking about CX3…get a honda jazz more rommier and cheaper too

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  • Rennie A Ghani on Nov 11, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Why oh why is Malaysian indicative specs price it at 30% more expensive that the ones introduced in Thailand? Seriously, we are being screwed by our own goverment or Bermas is plain greedy

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  • colbalt on May 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    diesel n cx3 nice size……………………………
    mazda getting very rich

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