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2015 Mazda CX-3 Opens For Bookings: RM120k, Top-Spec Variant Only

NEWS BUYER'S GUIDE
Chris Aaron July 20, 2015 13:31

So, here’s an ad many have long waited for, we reckon. Spotted on Carlist.my’s classified’s site is the all-new 2015 Mazda CX-3. While the model hasn’t officially been launched yet, dealerships are clearly eager to get their all-new Honda HR-V fighter off and running.

We contacted the dealer ourselves to verify the listing, and yes, make no mistake about what you’re seeing here, this one’s for real.

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For now, the SA we spoke to says that only the sole, top-spec variant is being listed, presumably while Bermaz Motor sorts out if or not there will be further lower-spec variants. So far, we’ve seen the CX-3’s sibling, the Mazda 2, only offered as one variant, albeit for the two body styles (sedan, hatchback).

Still, going off what highlights this dealer has outlined, it looks like a very competitive kit is being offered, a list that could very well challenge the steam-rolling Honda HR-V.

Other competitors for the all-new CX-3 include the Ford EcoSport, and the Peugeot 2008: all featuring B-segment hatch platforms which underpin a compact SUV’s body.

The estimated price for the CX-3 lines up accurately to what we reported on earlier as well, which was a Bermaz in-house magazine (Zoom Zoom, 2015 Volume 1).

The magazine depicted similar specifications to this listing, showing a SkyActiv-G 2.0-litre petrol engine option paired with a SkyActiv-DRIVE six-speed torque converter automatic.

Total output for the vehicle is rated at 150hp and 204Nm of torque. Although, this listing rates the output at 155hp and 200Nm of torque – let’s wait on Bermaz before finalising that point.

Other key highlights of the fully-imported (CBU Japan) top-spec CX-3 include an MZD Connect infotainment system, Head-Up Display, leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System, Hill-Launch Assist, six airbags and more.

Officially, we also hear that the 2015 Mazda CX-3 is due for a local launch come November, this year.

Check out the listing for yourselves to see what else is coming.

2015 Mazda CX-3 Global Debut Gallery

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.

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