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Mazda PH unveils the all-new MX-5

Mazda PH unveils the all-new MX-5
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Twenty-five years since the first-generation Mazda MX-5 two-seater roadster was introduced to the global market, the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 made its ASEAN debut in the Philippines.

Berjaya Auto Philippines, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles in the country, launched the much-awaited new Mazda MX-5 two-seat, open-top sports car to the press in an unveiling ceremonies at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City.

The MX-5 is the fifth new-gen Mazda model launched in the Philippines that features the striking KODO: Soul of Motion design language, as well as the latest implementations of Mazda’s groundbreaking SKYACTIV Technology chassis, engine, and drivetrain innovations.

“The all-new MX-5 is the epitome of Mazda’s core ethos of providing pure driving pleasure on the road,” said Steven Tan, president and CEO of Mazda Philippines. “The amount of design and engineering effort that was put in by Mazda engineers into this latest generation MX-5 is intended to bring back the first MX-5’s calling to deliver joy in driving. We are confident that the all-new MX-5 will not only achieve its goals of providing unique top-down driving experience but will set a new benchmark in providing more smiles not only to its owners but to everyone who sees the car.”

Also present during the launch were Mazda MX-5’s chief designer Masashi Nakayama, Mazda Motor Corporation Executive Officer Hiroshi Inoue, the new Mazda MX-5 Deputy Program Manager for Vehicle Development Promotion Hitoshi Takamatsu, and the designer of the first- and second-generation Mazda MX-5 Tom Matano.

The all-new MX-5 comes equipped with MZD Connect, Mazda’s in-car connectivity system that is first found on the current Mazda3.  Also included are the Mazda Active Display which projects relevant information on a heads-up panel and the highly effective i-Stop fuel-saving function.

Below are the specifications of the all-new Mazda MX-5:


Mazda MX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0L

Engine: 2.0L In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve direct injection
Power: 160PS @ 6000rpm
Torque: 200Nm @ 4600rpm
Tires: 205/45 R17 Aluminum Alloy
double wishbone front, independent multi-link rear
Brakes: ventilated disc front, solid discs rear
Dimensions: 3,915 x 1,735 x 1,230mm


The press launch is part of a series of events to welcome the all-new Mazda MX-5’s arrival on Philippine shores. Kicking off the week-long celebration was a black-tie dinner attended by Tom Matano and members of the Miata Club of the Philippines last August 5. A media drive was held last August 7 at the Batangas Racing Circuit with Hitoshi Takamatsu giving a presentation on the latest model’s development and engineering.

Berjaya Auto Philippines, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines with 15 sales and service dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila—Mazda Greenhills along EDSA, Mazda Pasig along C5, Mazda Quezon Ave., Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta Rosa, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, and Mazda Davao.

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