Bermaz Motor has officially launched the all-new Mazda3 Skyactiv today in Kuala Lumpur. Like the CX-5 and the new Mazda6, the new Mazda3 Skyactiv wears the same ‘Kodo’ design language. The C-segment is available here in both sedan and hatchback versions.
The familiar face is highlighted by the distinctive xenon headlights that come with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), while tail lights come in the form of LED. The new Mazda3 rides on lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the Mazda3 focuses on giving the driver the sense of being in complete command of the car, or ‘Jinbai Ittai’ as they call it. It features fabric upholstery, along with faux-carbon fibre trims on the instrument panel and steering wheel. Infotainment and features like radio, navigation and handsfree telephone services can be accessed through a seven-inch display positioned on the centre console. Equipment offered include push start button, multifunction steering wheel and paddle shifters.
At the heart of the Mazda3 is a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine. Mated to a six-speed Skyactiv-Drive transmission, the mill makes 162 hp at 6,000 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The combination of the Skyactiv engine and transmission is further enhanced by the i-Eloop regenerative braking system and i-Stop idling stop system for utmost fuel efficiency.
Available in 4 color choices – Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Titanium Flash Mica and Meteor Grey Mica, the all-new Mazda3 goes for RM138,935 (OTR with insurance).
The Next Great Drive
In what could be the most anticipated of car launches this year, Bermaz Motor is introducing the all-new, all-exciting and very attractive-looking Mazda3.
The new Mazda3 truly represents Mazda’s passion for engineering innovation and unconventional solutions – a culture that makes it possible for Mazda to offer cars that deliver pure acceleration and driving pleasure and yet represents responsible motoring. This is ‘Sustainable Zoom-zoom’.
The new Mazda3 an energy efficient vehicle (EEV), embodies the very latest evolution and full suite of Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. It is all about the elimination of ineficiency and waste throughout the entire vehicle to achieve the ultimate in car design and engineering. The result is the immediate and faithful response the instant you drive this car. The new Mazda3 speaks of driving pleasure and yet is able to assure that you are contributing to a sustainable society.
The tantalising sight of the new Mazda3 is all thanks to ‘Kodo’ – Mazda’s Soul of Motion design theme. The new car seizes the emotion from the first glance with a fascination that only grows as time goes by. The shape represents the power and beauty of an animal poised to pounce. It speaks of muscular, graceful motion full of vitality. It is all about rhythmic, energising lines.
The interior design and functionality are masterful statement of Mazda’s relentless pursuit of both driving pleasure and comfort. There is a seemingly impossible combination of a pleasantly snug driver’s cockpit and the airy, relaxing space for front and rear passengers. Shapes and materials please all the senses. It is the ideal environment for everyone to enjoy the drive.
The new Mazda3 best illustrates Mazda’s hallmark ‘Jinba Ittai’ – the feeling of unity and pure fun-to-drive relationship with the vehicle; it promises the ultimate in command and response. Taut, linear response to your driving commands makes Mazda3 feels like an extension of you. By precisely tuning the SKYACTIV chassis and body to match the compact dimensions, Mazda added extra confidence, comfort and refinement. In addition, the breakthrough efficiency of the SKYACTIV powertrains is further enhanced by the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system and i-STOP idling stop system to offer truly remarkable fuel efficiency.
The new Mazda3 is available in both Sedan and Hatchback versions, with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0L petrol engine and the SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic. Selling price is RM138,935 OTR with insurance. The Mazda3 is available in 4 color choices : Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Titanium Flash Mica and Meteor Grey Mica.
The new Mazda3 – every detail of every innovation is dedicated to those who love their cars and who love to drive