Sneak Preview: Mazda PH to Reveal 3 New Models at 2018 PIMS
Mazda Philippines will surely give its followers a treat as it gave a glimpse of what its booth at the at the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).
In a special sneak preview for the press and members of their recognized car clubs, Mazda Philippines, headed by its president Steven Tan, unveiled the updates for its three well-loved vehicles–the Mazda6, Mazda CX-9, and the hardtop Mazda MX-5. These three highly-anticipated vehicles will surely tickle one’s taste buds in the largest motor show event of the year, spearheaded by the Chamber of the Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI).
First, the 2019 Mazda6 will be sporting a new grille design and new 19-inch rims. It will be available in two powertrain variety:
- a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with cylinder deactivation system that can deliver an improved 187 hp (compared to the previous 184 hp) and 252 Nm of torque (versus the 250 Nm of the old-spec) and sips less fuel by up to 20 percent (at constant pace of 40 kph); and
- a 2.2-liter SKYACTIV diesel with variable geometry twin-turbo that can dish out 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque, unlike the 173 hp and 420 of the old design.
Inside, the Mazda6 provides utmost elegance with perfect combination of wood, satin chrome, and suede on the panels, complementing the brown Nappa leather interior with ventilated seats in the front and chrome accents on the rear seats, and the frameless rearview mirror, giving the European luxe some competition. Aside from that, the Mazda6 added nifty features like the 360-degree view displayed on the eight-inch MZD Connect Screen. Aside from that, it has a seven-inch LCD Meter set display, that provides a modern feel to what is already an innovating “dream machine” as the Mazda Philippines chief puts it. Executives from Mazda Philippines claimed that the Mazda 6 now has reduced NVH levels as it now has thicker floor panels and rear wheel housing and reduced gaps between panels and interior materials.
Same with the latest Mazda 6, the 2018 CX-9 will also be sporting the signature Nappa leather seats with ventilated seats and 360-degree view of the Camera when on reverse, LCD meter display, and is said to have improved NVH performance. The newest CX-9 to be unraveled will have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that can be accessed through the sleek infotainment system fitted in every top-tier Mazda unit.
Finally, the new Mazda MX-5 is said to have a more flexible driving position, but the glaring addition to it would have an RF Club Edition where it will have BBS rims, Recaro seats and a reverse camera for A/T-equipped models with improved engine performance at 181 hp and 205 max torque.
While there is more to be written, you have to check their booth at this year’s PIMS to know more.