Mazda Thailand unveiled the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and 2017 CX-3 facelift at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show. The company aims to collect more than 4,000 orders at this year’s BIMS.
For Thailand, the updated 2017 Mazda CX-3 can be had with a 1.5-litre SkyActiv-D diesel or a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine. The oil burner does 105 PS and 270 Nm, whilst the petrol variant does 156 PS and 204 Nm. Both engines are mated to Mazda’s SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission.
The biggest change for the new Mazda CX-3 is the inclusion of the G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. Other features include i-ActiveSense safety package and MZD Connect infotainment system.
Apart from the enhanced Mazda CX-3, Mazda Thailand also unveiled the new Mazda MX-5 RF for the Thai market. Similar to the one that quietly found its way here in January, the Thai-spec MX-5 RF receives the same 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine that sends 160 PS and 200 Nm to its rear wheels via Mazda’s SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic.
Prices start from THB 835,000 for the 2017 Mazda CX-3, whilst the sporty 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF sees a price of THB 2.8 million.
For Mazda 2, Mazda 3, CX-3 and CX-5 customers, Mazda Thailand is offering free insurance premium and a 3-year Mazda Care Package. MX-5 customers can benefit from free insurance premium and a 5-year warranty.
Mazda Sales Thailand (MST) Co Ltd President Mr. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk said that the company has achieved its sales target of 11,000 units for the first quarter of 2017, and completed its fiscal year with 42,500 units sold, an 8 percent increase from 2016.