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Bermaz has introduced a special edition of the Mazda 3 called the Mazdasports, which is currently on display at the company’s Mazda Mega Sales Roadshow at 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing, Highstreet) from now until October 3.

Available only for the hatchback version of the 3, the Mazdasports package introduces several visual enhancements to differentiate itself from the regular car. For starters, there’s a full bodykit, which tags on a lip to the front and rear bumpers, along with side skirts, all finished in red.

Other changes found on the exterior include 18-inch alloy wheels in a gunmetal finish instead of silver, a more prominent black rear spoiler, red-painted side mirrors and “Mazdasports” exhaust finishers.

Moving inside, the regular fabric seats have been replaced with new ones featuring suede and leather upholstery (similar to the CX-3), plus ‘MS’ embroidered on the backrest. More suede can be found on the steering wheel, where there’s now a centre marker and red stitching.

No changes under the hood, so the Mazda 3 Mazdasports continues on with the same 2.0 litre SkyActiv engine (162 hp/210 Nm) and six-speed auto combo. Similarly, there are no changes to the car’s equipment list, aside from the visual ones mentioned above.

As for pricing, the Mazdasports will cost new Mazda 3 Hatchback buyers an additional RM9,880 (inclusive of 6% GST) on top of the car’s retail (RM120,705 solid, RM121,105 metallic). For now, existing Mazda 3 HB owners will not be able to purchase the upgrade, but we’ve been told that Bermaz is looking into the possibility of expanding its availability.