Not-for-India Mazda CX-3 compact SUV to launch in July – Malaysia

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To be imported as CBU from Japan.

According to Paul Tan, Mazda is planning to launch the Mazda CX-3 in Malaysia in July 2015. The vehicle which made its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will compete against the Honda HR-V.

Mazda CX-3 front three quarters at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
The Mazda CX-3 is likely to be available only in front-wheel drive spec in Malaysia.

The report continues that the CX-3 will be imported from Japan as CBU (Completely Built Unit), and will only be available in one front-wheel drive, but well-specced, variant. Features likely to make it to the compact SUV include six airbags, LED taillamps, and a head-up display as standard.

The Mazda CX-3 measures 4,275 mm long, 1,765 mm wide, and 1,550 mm tall, and boasts a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. Powering the vehicle will be a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G direct injection petrol engine which will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda CX-3 rear three quarters at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
The CX-3 will compete against the Honda HR-V.

Also read: 2015 Mazda2 brochure scans surface

Pricing is expected to be under RM 130,000, but final prices are yet to be announced. The Honda HR-V, for instance, costs RM 118,800 (INR 20.43 lakh) on-the-road in Malaysia.

Competitors: Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport
Launch date in Malaysia: July 2015 (according to the report)

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Mazda CX-3 – Official Image Gallery

[Source – Paul Tan]

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