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It appears that dealers just can’t wait to get the word out on the Mazda CX-3. Merely days after the crossover’s alleged price list surfaced on the Internet, this time, the full brochure for the CX-3 has been uploaded by the Mazda CX-3 Club Malaysia Facebook page, confirming much of what we already know.

Based on this low-res brochure, it appears the CX-3’s standard equipment list includes automatic LED headlights with adaptive front-lighting system, auto-levelling and LED daytime running lights. LED front fog lamps are also provided, although the rear units do not feature the light-emitting diode. Automatic wipers are also offered here, along with power-folding side mirrors (with turn indicators).

Inside, Mazda’s MZD Connect 7.0-inch multimedia system with Commander Control will occupy the dashboard, linked to six speakers. Navigation functionality will be a cost option (RM1,270) in the form of an inserted SD card, similar to the Mazda 2 hatchback/sedan. Automatic air-conditioning, leather suede seats, 18-inch wheels and a sunroof are also standard equipment for the CX-3.

Mazda CX-3 Malaysia spec sheet

Mazda CX-3 Malaysia spec sheet


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The driver meanwhile, benefits from Mazda’s Active Driving Display (heads-up display) and a multi-function (multimedia and cruise control) leather steering wheel (electric power assisted) that comes with paddle shifters. There is also a drive selection switch (Sport mode), reverse camera and keyless operation (entry and engine start).

On the safety side of things, the CX-3 comes well equipped with DSC, traction control and ABS with EBD and BA. As for the airbag count, the crossover is fitted with six (dual frontal, side and curtain). Hill launch assist and emergency stop signal rounds up the safety suite. The brochure also confirms the absence of the i-ActivSense suite, possibly due to cost reasons.

Powering the CX-3 is a 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine that outputs 146 hp at 6,000 rpm and 204 Nm of torque at 2,800 rpm. The SkyActiv-G engine is linked to a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic gearbox, which directs drive to the front wheels only (2WD). Mazda’s i-Stop engine idling stop system is present here as well, automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is static to save fuel.


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Five colours will be offered for the fully-imported (CBU) from Japan crossover – Soul Red Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Jet Black, Meteor Grey and Deep Crystal Blue. We’ve been told during its preview that only 2,000 units will be offered initially, with plans to locally-produce (CKD) the model being heavily considered.

What do you think of the Mazda CX-3’s spec sheet? Is the RM131,218 (OTR without insurance) price tag enticing enough for you to place an order when it is launched on December 8? There’s no hiding the fact that the Honda HR-V will be the Mazda’s direct competitor. Which one takes the cake for you?

GALLERY: Mazda CX-3 preview at the 2015 NST-MAI ASEAN Auto Show