Launched this April, one of the highly regarded compact sedans to date, even garnering a nomination from the 2014 World Car Of The Year Awards, Berjaya Auto, Mazda’s distributor in the Philippines is launching the new Mazda 3 Speed.
The Mazda 3 Speed is a 2.0 R hatchback variant with a front, side, and rear spoiler, high-gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels, and high-gloss black side mirrors. In the inside, a beautifully appointed white leather interior greets the driver. A power driver’s seat and DVD entertainment system is added as a bonus.
(Decals and Concept One Wheels Are Not Fitted As Standard)
The Philippine International Motor Show is also the venue of Mazda’s showcase of its partnership with sound system company Bose. Audiophiles will be happy to know that the Mazda 3 Speed also has Bose sound system, which perfectly complements that car’s DVD entertainment system. Already a standard feature in the CX-5 2.5 AWD Sport (and it sounds great too, read my review by clicking here) and MX-5 25th Anniversary, the Bose sound system is now equipped in the Mazda 6 and CX-9 Grand Touring as well. Should you purchase a Bose-equipped Mazda, Berjaya Auto is giving customers a 20% discount voucher on Bose products through Bose’s Philippine distributor, Eleksis Marketing Corporation.
The following are the prices for the Mazda vehicles with the Bose sound system.
Mazda 3 Speed: P1,298,000 (+P16,800 for Soul Red Metallic)
Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport: P1,685,000 (+P16,800 for Soul Red Metallic)
Mazda 6: P1,745,000 (+P16,800 for Soul Red Metallic)
Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary: P1,800,000
Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring: P2,399,000
Hi, do you think the mazda 3 speed is worth it, given you can already buy an SUV on that price point?
That wholly depends on what you really need. If a tall ride height (especially for going through floods) is a necessity for you, then a bigger SUV is what you really need, and at almost P1.3M, the SUVs at this price point aren’t sparsely equipped either. For me, I’d rather purchase a Subaru Forester or a Honda CR-V at that price point, or lower down my budget and instead grab a standard Mazda 3 2.0R, since the 3 Speed’s only selling points are the Bose sound system and the DVD entertainment system.