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 

 


3 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.

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