Way back in March before the Movement Control Order (MCO) was even a thing, local Mazda distributor Bermaz Motor announced a slew of updates to some of its 2020 CBU models to commemorate the brand’s 100th anniversary. Now that business is almost back to usual for the automotive industry under the new normal, the updates are rolling in once more, this time for the 2020 Mazda CX-3.
The updates come in the form of what Bermaz calls the CX-3 Limited Edition, specially developed by its in-house MazdaSports Division. Using the facelifted CX-3 SkyActiv-G 2.0L 2WD as a base, the team has outfitted the compact crossover with a front lip spoiler, rear bumper diffuser, gunmetal 18-inch alloys and brushed aluminium exhaust tips. The exterior is finished in a two-tone paintjob to cap off a look that’s unique from the standard CX-3.
Inside, the seats, steering wheel, arm rest, and gear knob have been redone in a dark gray suede finish to match the dash and door trims. Brushed aluminium sports pedals, scuff plates and “Limited Edition” badging on the seats and carpet are also part of the enhanced package.
Functionally, the most significant addition to the Mazda CX-3 Limited Edition is its front strut tower brace covering the engine and lower front end, as well as mid and rear chassis bars for a “sportier driving experience”. There’s also an 11-inch JBL subwoofer in the mix to please the audiophiles among us.
The sum of these parts cost a cool RM14,500 on top of the CX-3’s new, tax-reduced price of RM126,829. This puts the total bill for the Limited Edition model at RM141,329, inclusive of a one-year/20,000km Mazda Genuine Accessory warranty covering all Limited Edition Package items, on top of the five-year warranty and free service package that comes with the CX-3.