Live – Mazda at the Philippines International Motor Show 2014
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Berjaya Auto Philippines Inc (BAP), the official distributor of Mazda cars in Philippines, has showcased the Mazda3 Speed and the MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition. In addition, the company also has the Mazda CX-9, CX-5, and Mazda6 sedan on display.
The Mazda CX-9 is the largest SUV in the Japanese carmarker’s portfolio. Under the hood is a 3.7-litre V6 gasoline engine that produces 273 PS and 367 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed AT. The drive is sent to the front or all four wheels depending on the variant.
- Length: 5,086 mm
- Width: 1,936 mm
- Height: 1,728 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,875 mm
Price: Php 1.998 million (around INR 27.29 lakhs) – Php 2.399 million (around INR 32.77 lakhs)
The Mazda CX-5 crossover makes do with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine which develops 187 PS and 250 Nm of torque or a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mill which is capable of 155 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The bigger engine drives all the wheels while the smaller unit sends power to the front wheels. A 6-speed automatic transmission is a standard fitment.
- Length: 4,540 mm
- Width: 1,840 mm
- Height: 1,670 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,700 mm
Price: Php 1.495 million (around INR 20.42 lakhs) – Php 1.685 million (around INR 23.02 lakhs)
The Mazda6 is the flagship saloon in the brand’s model range. The premium sedan derives its 187 PS 2.5-litre gasoline engine and the 6-speed automatic transmission from the CX-5.
- Length: 4,865 mm
- Width: 1,840 mm
- Height: 1,450 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,830 mm
Price: Php 1.745 million (around INR 23.84 lakhs)