Philippines Live – Mazda MX-5 (Miata) 25th Anniversary Edition & Mazda3 Speed
Nithyanandh K, 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!
Mazda is at the 2014 Philippines International Motor Show 2014 (CAMPI 2014) with the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition and the new Mazda3 Speed.
Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition
The MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition, as the name suggests, celebrates the iconic two-seat sportcar’s 25 years of existence. The latest generation has made its global premiere earlier this month.
The celebratory edition stands out with a specially crafted interior with “25th Anniversary Edition” logo embossed on the leather seats and door sills. The car also receives red contrast stitching for the seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear and hand brake levers, and door pads. The instrument console features a satin chrome finish, and the dashboard has a hand-painted red decoration and with an anniversary badge and serial number.
Special features of the exterior include 17-inch alloy wheels with gun metal finish, tinted headlamps and black wing mirror covers, A-pillars and a retractable hardtop.
Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine that develops 167 PS (164.64 bhp) and 190 Nm torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual unit.
Only 25 units are allotted for Philippines and they are already sold out.
- Length: 4,013 mm
- Width: 1,720 mm
- Height: 1,255 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,329 mm
Price: Php 1.8 million (around INR 24.60 lakhs)
The Mazda3 Speed is the new top-end variant of the premium hatchback. Visually, the 3 Speed can be identified by means of the body kit and rear diffuser. In terms of equipment, a Bose 9-speaker surround sound system has been added. The rest of the equipment level remains the same as the SkyActiv R 5DR variant.
Powering the Mazda3 Speed is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The engine puts out 155 PS (152.81 bhp) and 200 Nm of torque.
- Length: 4,460 mm
- Width: 1,795 mm
- Height: 1,450 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,700 mm
Price: Php 1.298 million (around INR 17.73 lakhs)