Exactly a week ago, we broke the news to you that the Mazda3 CKD will be making its way here by May along with its tentative price tag of RM119k. Now, we have just been tipped of their equipment levels and they appear to be close to being confirmed.

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There’s a slight change in the chain of info now regarding the price tag for both sedan and hatch touring variants. According to the spec list, there will be three trims available – sedan mid spec, hatch touring mid+ spec and the sedan high spec. Our previous report revealed that the sedan and hatch variants will be identically specced, but the leaked spec sheet indicates otherwise.

2014 Mazda3 2.0 SkyActiv Sedan review by AutoBuzz.my

The mechanics remain largely the same as the RM139k CBU unit, sharing the same 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine (14.0:1 compression ratio) that’s good for 162 hp at 6,000 rpm and 210 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It’s paired to the same six-speed Skyactiv-Drive transmission driving the front wheels.

2014 Mazda3 2.0 SkyActiv Sedan review by AutoBuzz.my
Mazda3 sedan CBU: Read review here

So what’s different in the three CKD trims as opposed to the CBU sedan unit? Let us break it down for you in the table below.

* Proposed OTR price (without insurance) CBU Sedan  (RM135,159.00) CKD Sedan Mid  (RM105,000.00)* CKD HB Mid+  (RM119,000.00)* CKD Sedan High  (RM125,000.00)*
Wheel 215/45R18 7J 205/60R16 6.5J 215/45R18 7J 215/45R18 7J
Length 4,580 mm 4,580 mm 4,460 mm (- 120mm) 4,580 mm
Climate Control Auto, Single Zone Manual Auto, Single Zone Auto, Single Zone
Auto Cruise Control N/A N/A N/A Equipped
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror N/A N/A N/A Equipped
Windshield Wipers Manual Manual Manual Auto
Seats Fabric Fabric Fabric Leather
Power Seat N/A N/A N/A Driver Only

 

On the outside, the key differences are as such:

GPS Navigation Equipped N/A N/A Equipped
Reverse Camera N/A Equipped Equipped Equipped
Paddle Shifters Equipped N/A Equipped Equipped
Headlights Bi-xenon, auto levelling Halogen, manual levelling Bi-xenon, auto levelling Bi-xenon, auto levelling
Tail Lamp Type LED Bulb LED LED
DRLs Equipped N/A Equipped Equipped
Sunroof Equipped N/A N/A N/A
Keyless Entry Equipped N/A Equipped Equipped

 

The high spec variant will be getting a few more special features to justify its asking price, and for about RM15,000 lesser than the CBU unit, you get the Head Up Display, High Beam Control System, Smart City Brake System, Rear Vehicle Monitoring System and Lane Departure Warning System. Airbag count is the same across the range, with each variant getting a total of six airbags. As per the table above, the high spec variant will lose the sunroof offered in the CBU variant.

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The mid spec sedan is tentatively priced at RM105,000; hatchback mid+ spec at RM119,000 and high spec sedan at RM125,000. Prices listed here are pending confirmation and does not come with insurance. All variants of the Mazda3 CKD will be packaged with a three-year or 60,000 km warranty programme. Mazda announced that they only have 20 units of CBU Mazda3s left, after which the CKD variants will resume sales duties.

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Mazda3 2.0L Skyactiv-G Sedan CBU

 

Mazda3 2.0L Skyactiv-G Hatchback CKD


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