Introducing the All-New Mazda 3

Almost six months after its global launch, Berjaya Auto Philippines, Inc today launched the All-New Mazda 3 in the Philippines. Similar to the Mazda 6, the Mazda 3 SKYACTIV features “KODO – Soul of Motion” design giving the car a flawless, forward motion look on the outside, even when stationary. Inside the cabin, the design language translates to an unconstrained, comfortable and ‘highly focused cockpit’ driving experience.

The All-New Mazda 3 SKYACTIV is available in two gasoline-engine variants: Mazda 3 V SKYACTIV-G and Mazda 3 R SKYACTIV 2.0L. Both variants have SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed transmission with the bigger-displacement engine having an i-STOP idling system and i-ELOOP brake-energy regeneration system. Know more about the i-STOP and i-ELOOP here.

The All-New Mazda 3 SKYACTIV is also the first Mazda car to feature the Human-Machine Interface (HMI). Based on Mazda’s ‘Heads-Up Cockpit’ concept, the HMI creates a driving environment that minimizes cognitive, visual, and manual distractions. Some of HMI’s features include an Active Driving Display, projecting vehicle speed and turn-by-turn directions from the navigation system onto the clear panel mounted on above the meter hood. Moreover, the Mazda 3 SKYACTIV features a ‘Commander Control’ which can be easily reached by the driver and a seven-inch center display mounted at the top of the dashboard which can be viewed with minimal eye movement.

The All-New Mazda 3 SKYACTIV also packs a number of new connectivity systems for audio, communication, and navigation functions. Paired with a compatible smartphone with an internet connection, the Mazda 3 can also access Aha Radio and Sticher apps for music, audiobooks, podcasts and even social-media updates from Twitter and Facebook.

The Mazda 3 SKYACTIV is available in hatchback and sedan. All variants are available with YOJIN3, Mazda Philippines’ free three-year/60,000km periodic-maintenance service package that includes lubricant, parts and labor, and emergency roadside assistance with concierge service.

See below for pricing.

Mazda 3 1.5L V SKYACTIV hatchback – Php 948,000

Mazda 3 1.5L V SKYACTIV sedan – Php 945,000

Mazda 3 2.0-liter R SKYACTIV hatchback – Php, 1,198,000

Mazda 3 2.0-liter R SKYACTIV sedan – Php 1,195,000

 


Commander Control


Seven-inch dash-top display of the HMI


Auxiliary buttons and paddle shifters on the steering wheel, Engine push-start button, Bluetooth hands-free phone integration

Automatic single-zone climate controls

i-STOP button

The V SKYACTIV variants have halogen headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/60 R16 tires, single exhaust tailpipe, high quality fabric interior upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Mazda 3’s other features include Rear parking sensors, Driver and passenger airbags, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and Dynamic stability control

The 2.0-liter R SKYACTIV variants have automatic bi-xenon headlamps with daytime running lights, power-folding side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/45 R18 tires, dual exhaust tailpipes, a sunroof, smart keyless-entry system, leather interior upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and additional curtain airbags.

 

The R SKYACTIV Hatchback has a bright finishing for the dual exhaust tailpipes and a shark-fin antenna.

The All-New Mazda 3 together with the Mazda 6, CX-5, and CX-9 is on display at the High Street BGC until Sunday, April 27. You can test-drive the cars from 9am to 6pm. Booth will be open until 10PM.

Mazda Kodo Design 

 


4 Comments

  1. George Uy /

    A fan of JDM here. While I think the new look is fresh and nice, exterior is pleasing, I feel it is still priced just a tad more than it should be. Aside from it’s supposed Skyactiv, there’s just a lack of cutting edge technology and features that will warrant its price.

  2. yeah, mazda cars are more expensive

  3. Eric /

    Hopefully Mazda 3 Skyactive 2014 will Promote All-in Package to all mazda dealers.

  4. Very pleased with Mazda 3. Was choosing between the Corolla, Focus and Mazda 3, to replace my 11 year old Civic, Had the new car for almost 2 months now. It has lived up to most of the positive reviews. It is really great to drive and handles so well. Power is not super but just enough. Ride is so good, had a hard time keeping it under the 110 on Expressway limit. (unfortunately there is no cruise control). Interior is spacious and sound system is excellent. Price is a even a bit under the other two high end models. And the styling is so European (Maserati copy) that there is no way it can be confused with a taxi.

    Mixed ride of expressway, round trip to Baguio and a lot of city stop and go averaged out at 10 km per liter. Thought it would be more.
    There is a steep learning curve on the electronics, and I do not think the controls for the head lights are designed right.

    Overall I believe I made the right choice.

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