Mazda 3 Racing Series sold in Thailand

Local Mazda distributor Bermaz has announced a new special edition variant of the Mazda 3. Dubbed the Mazdasports Mazda 3, the new model will be unveiled next week at the Mazda Mega Sales roadshow, happening at 1 Utama from September 28 to October 3.

The company has been rather mum on what exactly the Mazdasports version will entail, but expect the car to come with a bodykit and perhaps even some decals, in the vein of the Mazda 3 Racing Series models launched in Thailand last year. Some unique interior trim could probably be included as well.

Locally-assembled in Kulim, Kedah, the Mazda 3 is currently offered in three variants. The base GL sedan retails at RM106,105 on-the-road without insurance, while the hatchback and the high-spec sedan both cost RM121,105. We’re expecting the special edition to be based on either one of the two higher-end models.

The Mazdasports version is likely to be the last hurrah for the current model before the facelifted model arrives sometime in 2017. You can read our first impressions of the G-Vectoring Control system that will come as standard on the new car.

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