The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is sold here in a sole variant, with a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine and a starting price of RM131,219. Riding on the underpinnings of the Mazda 2, the fully-imported Japanese compact SUV rivals models such as the Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008, Honda HR-V and Mitsubishi ASX locally.
Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder petrol engine, paired to the carmaker's very own Skyactiv six-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. This powertrain is capable of producing 154hp at 6,000rpm and 204Nm of torque from 2,800rpm. Drive is sent to the front wheels only.