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 “œKODO ““ 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
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
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.