Bermaz Motor has introduced the supply of two new variants of the Mazda CX-3, with the 1.5L Core and a pair of.0L Core becoming a member of the prevailing 2.0L Excessive that acquired an replace in March this yr. The expanded line-up has been identified for a while as we reported on it again in final month, with particulars like specs and pricing sourced from Mazda Malaysia’s web site.
Anyway, it’s all official now, and clients can have two extra inexpensive choices to contemplate in the event that they need to buy a CX-3. It ought to be famous that the crossover is now totally imported (CBU) from Thailand, the place it’s assembled by AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT) at Mazda’s plant in Rayong – it was beforehand a CBU Japan mannequin. Visually, the automotive seems to be the identical because the facelifted mannequin that arrived right here in 2018, with gear ranges being one solution to inform the variants aside.
The brand new base variant of the CX-3 is the 1.5L Core, which is priced at RM107,870 on-the-road with out insurance coverage. Not like the opposite two, this will get the identical Skyactiv-G 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine used within the Mazda 2, with outputs of 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 149 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Going as much as the mid-spec 2.0L Core at RM118,159, you get a 2.0 litre model of the Skyactiv-G that can also be used within the 2.0L Excessive. The larger-displacement engine offers 154 hp at 6,000 rpm and 206 Nm at 2,800 rpm, though gas consumption takes a success at 6.3 l/100 km as a substitute of the 1.5 litre engine’s 5.7 l/100 km.
All engines are mated to a Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automated transmission that sends drive to the entrance wheels and have idling begin/cease know-how. The powertrains additionally include Mazda’s G-Vectoring Management (GVC) that makes use of engine timing to regulate chassis dynamics for smoother, extra correct steering inputs.
Each Core variants get the identical degree of apparatus, with their engines being the one factor justifying the RM10,289 worth hole between them. Normal objects embrace 16-inch alloy wheels (with 215/60 profile tyres) rather than the two.0L Excessive’s 18 inchers (with 215/50 profile tyres).
When it comes to lighting, it’s halogen projector headlamps as a substitute of LEDs, and they don’t seem to be joined by automated on/off and levelling capabilities, LED DRLs (bulb-type as a substitute) and LED fog lamps. You additionally gained’t get rain-sensing wipers, auto-folding facet mirrors and any parking sensors.
inside, the Core variants additionally miss out on the Excessive’s head-up show, paddle shifters, Qi wi-fi charger and powered driver’s seat. The air-conditioning can also be operated by hand as a substitute of being an automated system, whereas material upholstery is used as a substitute of leatherette to assist hit these worth factors.
Acquainted objects from the Excessive embrace powered facet mirrors, keyless entry and begin, an digital parking brake, a multi-function steering wheel, passive cruise management, a 4.6-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster show, a selectable Sport mode.
Elsewhere, the Mazda Join infotainment system is identical because the one the Excessive acquired in the course of the March replace. The system contains an eight-inch touchscreen, six audio system in addition to help for wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay – solely the Excessive will get wi-fi CarPlay. A reverse digital camera is normal with the Core variants however there’s no 360-degree view monitor.
On security and driver assists, the Core variants solely get two airbags (the Excessive will get six) and the standard array of passive methods (ABS, EBD, Dynamic Stability Management, traction management, Hill Launch Help, brake auto maintain, ISOFIX little one seat anchors). Each are with out the Excessive’s energetic methods that have been added throughout final yr’s replace, so there’s no autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, rear cross visitors alert, blind spot monitoring, excessive beam management and driver consideration alert.
As for the Excessive, it stays unchanged when it comes to package and worth too at RM131,359, however there’s one notable revision and that’s colors. The palette now contains Soul Pink Crystal, Snowflake White Pearl, Machine Gray, Polymetal Gray, Platinum Quartz and Jet Black, the final of which replaces the beforehand accessible Deep Crystal Blue.
The Excessive’s color choices are additionally supplied for the Core variants and every buy comes with a five-year/100,000-km car guarantee and free upkeep bundle. There’s additionally an optionally available Activ-e movie tint for an additional RM1,900 that may be added on to all variants. With three choices to select from, would you decide the CX-3 over different B-segment SUV/crossover fashions presently on sale?
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