Mazda CX-3 (2018) Specs & Price

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Mazda South Africa has updated its CX-3 compact family car. Here are specifications and pricing for the newcomer.

The popular Mazda CX-3 has been given a subtle facelift and is now on sale in South Africa. The changes range from front fog lamp bezel colour change to black, up-styled 18-inch alloy wheels and slight changes to the Mazda grille on the exterior, while the LED rear combo lamps are now available for Individual and Individual Plus derivatives.

Inside, there's now a front centre console armrest and the parking brake is electronic, as opposed to lever-operated. The centrally-mounted rear armrest gains a pair of cup holders, an automatic dimming rearview mirror is now standard on the Dynamic derivative and the top-spec Individual and Individual Plus versions are trimmed in full leather seat upholstery.

The engine/transmission line-up has been carried over. For the record, the Mazda CX-3 is powered by a 2.0-litre SkyActive 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine producing 115 kW and 206 Nm. The vehicle is available with a choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission. 

Top-spec Individual and Individual Plus models now come with full leather seats as standard

Derivatives and Features

2.0L Active FWD Manual

2.0L Active FWD Auto

  • Maximum power: 115 kW
  • Maximum torque: 206 Nm
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Electronic park brake
  • Radio with CD/auxiliary and USB inputs
  • 4 speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Multi-function steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Front centre console armrest
  • Smart keyless push-button engine start
  • Front fog lamp bezel colour change (black)
  • i-Stop (available from 2.0 Active Auto transmission)

2.0L Dynamic FWD Manual

2.0L Dynamic FWD Automatic 

  • Auto headlamps
  • Front LED foglamps
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • MZD Connect infotainment system with 7-inch screen
  • 6 speakers
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Leather-trimmed gearknob
  • Auto air-conditioning
  • Sunglass holder
  • Rear armrest with cupholders
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror
  • Smart advanced keyless entry
  • Rear parking sensors

2.0L Individual FWD Automatic 

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps (LED)
  • Chrome strike plates
  • Electric slide and tilt glass sunroof
  • Rear parking sensors with reverse-view camera
  • Full leather seats
  • BOSE sound system with 7 speakers
  • Head-up display (HUD)
  • Integrated Navigation
  • LED rear combination lamps

2.0L Individual Plus FWD Automatic

  • Electrically folding side mirrors
  • Adaptive LED headlamps (ALH)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)

2018 Mazda CX-3 Price in South Africa

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 comes with a 3-year unlimited kilometre service plan. To provide complete peace of mind motoring, a 3-year factory warranty, 3-year roadside assistance and a 5-year corrosion warranty are also included.

2.0L Active FWD Manual – R292 700 

2.0L Active FWD Auto – R313 000 

2.0L Dynamic FWD Manual – R322 300 

2.0L Dynamic FWD Automatic – R334 300 

2.0L Individual FWD Automatic – R384 600 

2.0L Individual Plus FWD Automatic – R399 200 

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