In addition to the new Ignite Edition variants for the Mazda 3 and CX-30, Bermaz Motor has also introduced an update to the CX-3 compact crossover for the 2022 model year here in Malaysia. Unlike the two aforementioned models, however, the CX-3’s update come in the form of equipment upgrades to the sole variant on sale here – the 2.0L High.
With the new equipment list, the 2022 Mazda CX-3 is now priced at RM131,929, or a slight RM1,200 increase over the outgoing model. The price includes the 50% SST exemption for fully-imported (CBU) models, as well as a five-year/100,000 km warranty and free scheduled maintenance package.
New additions to the 2022 Mazda CX-3 in Malaysia are exclusive to the crossover’s cabin; there’s a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display that now supports wireless Apple CarPlay (but still wired Android Auto connection), alongside a new Qi wireless charging pad for your mobile phones underneath the centre stack.
Aside from these changes, though, the rest of the car remains unchanged from before. Standard kit in the sole 2.0L High variant include 18-inch wheels, LED automatic headlights and LED, powered sunroof, 360-degree surround-view monitor, and built-in window tint.
Inside, the 2022 Mazda CX-3 gets a 10-way powered driver’s seat with memory function, leatherette upholstery, single-zone climate control system, as well as a head-up display.
The i-Activsense advanced driver assist systems that were added in the 2021 model update still remains here for 2022 as well, with features including Smart City Brake Support (autonomous emergency braking, front and rear), Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Control, alongside Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Underneath the bonnet is also the same SkyActiv-G 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated inline-four engine making 154 hp and 206 Nm of torque, with power sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Like the other models that have been updated for 2022, the Mazda CX-3 in Malaysia will also be offered in a new Platinum Quartz colour, alongside Soul Red Crystal, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Machine Grey, and Polymetal Grey.