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Mazda Philippines expands crossover lineup with CX-3

Mazda Philippines expands crossover lineup with CX-3
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a drill. Mazda Philippines has just announced the newest member of its crossover line, the Mazda CX-3, during the company’s Media Thanksgiving Party held at Whitespace Manila in Makati.

This surprise launch came after the announcement that Mazda got the highest rating in J.D. Power’s Customer Service Index (CSI) for 2016. The CSI analyzed a total of 11 car companies in the country with Mazda emerging at the top and bagging the award.

Mazda’s all-new CX-3 Freestyle Crossover Vehicle is the first in its category to utilize the All Wheel Drive (AWD) system, which usually featured on bigger sized cars. As with all Mazda’s recent releases, the trademark SKYACTIV technology is also present in the new CX-3, along with the KODO: Soul of Motion design template of the Zoom Zoom brand.

The Mazda CX-3 comes revving with a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G Gasoline Direct-injection engine with 146hp and 192Nm of torque, mated with a 6-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission.

Premium features are available in the CX-3’s driving system, including the i-STOP engine idle-stop system, which is designed to reduce emission and fuel consumption when the vehicle is stationary. The new CX-3 also benefits from a rigid, yet light SKYACTIV BODY and CHASSIS structure. Meanwhile, the high-end AWD Activ variant of the CX-3 features an i-ACTIV All Wheel Drive system, allowing it to traverse varying road conditions.

Inside the brand new Mazda crossover is a classy dashboard featuring a 7-inch touchscreen interface system with an MZD-CONNECT while the BOSE 7-speaker with amplifier keeps the sounds alive and the atmosphere upbeat. The Sport and AWD Activ variants of the CX-3 get in addition the Active Driving Display HUD atop their meter cluster.

Leather seats with suede trimmings welcome both driver and passengers once they step inside the CX-3.  To accommodate more space at the back for more luggage and other items, drivers can opt to fold the rear seat forward.

Excited to get your hands on one? Here’s the official price list for all three Mazda CX-3 Variants:

Mazda CX-3 FWD Pro
Mazda CX-3 FWD Sport
Mazda CX-3 AWD Activ

The FWD Pro variant comes in Crystal White Pearl and Dynamic Blue and the FWD Sport is available in four colors—Crystal White Pearl, Soul Red, Jet Black, and the trim-exclusive Titanium Flash. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line AWD Activ adds the Ceramic finish to its five-color palette.

The Cx-3 also comes with with free periodic maintenance service for three years or 60,000 kilometers, whichever comes first, as well as free three-year Emergency Roadside Assistance and New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage for a period of three years or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.

Words John Sosmeña

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