As the title clearly depicts, locally assembled Mazda3 will arrive as early as end-April or early May, and we were informed by a reliable source from Mazda Bermaz Motor that the Mazda3 will come in two body forms – sedan and hatchback. It seems like they’re sticking to the same strategy of putting a fixed price for both variants, just like the Mazda2.
The CBU version of the Mazda3 2.0L Skyactiv-G is currently sold at RM139k, but many remain undeterred despite its pricing being on the higher side of the scale, or so we’re told. For those who’ve been eagerly waiting for this piece of info, the Mazda3 CKD from Kulim, Kedah will be priced at RM119k – a whopping RM20,000 cheaper, although there’s no mention of omitting its equipment (like the sunroof) to offset the lower price tag. We can however, expect Mazda to throw in a bit more goodies, but it’s only a matter of time before we know what’s for sure.
You may be curious about the Mazda3 Hatch Touring donning a Thai number plate, that’s because our chief editor GC Mah is now at the Land of Smiles on a fuel challenge mission – to drive the Mazda2 1.5L SkyActiv-D (the D stands for diesel) over 1,000 kilometers from Bangkok to Changlun, Kedah in a single fuel tank!
Our little car that’s taking us from Bangkok to Malaysia, in 1 tank. Mazda2 1.5 SkyActiv-D. Follow our progress! #mazdacleandiesel #autobuzzmy A photo posted by AutoBuzz.my (@autobuzzmy) on
GC has covered exactly 658 km and is now putting the night at Surat Thani before making the final leg of the journey down to Penang tomorrow. You may follow his journey on our Facebook page here. Or our Instagram. He doesn’t quite have the greenest or lightest right foot around, so any form of encouragement would be of great help!
Alternatively, while we wait for GC’s review on the Mazda2 diesel, do check out our video and written review of the petrol 2. If you feel like going one up, then we have the Mazda3 reviews in both video and written forms as well. Keep an eye out on this space as we bring you the latest developments at Mazda!
Mazda3 2.0L SkyActiv-G Launch Video
Mazda3 2.0L SkyActiv-G Review
Mazda2 1.5L SkyActiv-G Review