2018 Mazda CX-3 Officially Launched in Malaysia – Drive Safe and Fast

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Published on August 9th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin

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2018 Mazda CX-3 Officially Launched in Malaysia

Bermaz Motor today launched the new 2018 Mazda CX-3. First introduced in Malaysia in 2015, Mazda’s award-winning crossover is now updated, retuned and refined to deliver greater elegance, better driving performance and efficiency.

The new CX-3 has been refreshed with subtle exterior changes, which include a new front grille design with double chrome slats, redesigned rear tail lights, as well as a new wheel design.

In terms of interior enhancements, the vehicle receives an updated dashboard, red accent on the air conditioner louvers and a new electronic parking brake which allows for a new centre console, armrest and significantly greater storage space.  Other updates include redesigned front seats and a new rear seat centre armrest with built-in cup holders.

The NVH has also been improved by means of thicker door panels, outer glass and headliner door seals, resulting in a more refined and quieter cabin. In terms of vehicle dynamics enhancements, the suspension was retuned for a smoother ride, and the power steering and chassis recalibrated for a swifter and a more enjoyable Jinba-Ittai driving experience.

The CX-3 is equipped with a SkyActiv-G 2.0L engine with 154 hp ad 206 Nm of torque, paired with a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and sport modes, along with Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology.

The latest i-ActivSense dynamic safety features equipped are Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). BSM helps detect and alert drivers to the presence of vehicles in the blind spot area on either side by displaying an icon in the respective door wing mirrors. If the driver indicates to change lanes with a vehicle in the blind spot, the icon flashes and a warning beep is sounded. RCTA alerts the driver when it detects vehicles approaching from either side during reversing.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is available in six colours, namely Soul Red Crystal, Ceramic Metallic, Machine Grey, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black Mica and Snowflake White Pearl. Selling price for this CBU version is RM 121,134 (OTR without insurance).

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