The new Mazda3 range will likely cost around RM140,000 (on-the-road without insurance) for the entry-level 1.5-litre Sedan and Hatchback (soon to be called Liftback) before climbing to the mid-range 2.0-litre Sedan High at around RM150,000.
The range-topping 2.0-litre Sedan and Liftback High Plus are likely to cost around RM160,000 and should be the only variant to come with a tinted sunroof.
Regardless of variant, a six-speed gearbox manages power delivery to the front while the 16-inch wheels wear 205/60 series tyres all-round.
The High Plus body variants get larger 18-inch wheels that will partially hide the standard front ventilated and rear solid disc brakes.
The suspension uses front MacPherson struts with a rear torsion beam and its styling cues take on a more aggressive look especially with the redesigned front and rear lights as well as the front fascia.
As standard, the Mazda3 will arrive with automatic wipers and headlights with auto-levelling function as well as LEDs for the rear light clusters and fogs lights to name a few.
Inside, the entry-level variants will have the seats upholstered in fabric but moving up from there will have them wrapped in leather to match the steering wheel, dashboard and gear knob.
There's also keyless-entry with push-start button, a bezel-less electrochromic rearview mirror, heads-up display, 7.0-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic dual-zone climate controls and one-touch power windows all-round.
Lastly, an 8.8-inch full-colour infotainment display with reverse camera for the seven-speaker sound system sits nicely perched on the dashboard and adds the likes of Bluetooth, voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to name a few.
Mazda3 2.0 Liftback High Plus
Mazda3 1.5 Sedan