Mazda Philippines offered a sneak peek of its 2019 Mazda Collection to the media and its prestigious car clubs. These new Mazdas were finally revealed and shown to the public during the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show, revealing its full specifications and pricing.
The heavily refreshed Mazda 6 sports a new, sharper, and more elegant design, drawing inspiration from the Mazda Vision Coupe that was first unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The said concept car had a multitude of design awards, and that same award-winning beauty makes it into the Mazda 6 line-up. The new grille, flanked by LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, as well as a new LED tail light designs, all give the Mazda 6 a much more premium and very beautiful design.
For its latest facelift, almost the whole interior is new. This is complemented by a multitude of new, plush materials. The top trim SKYACTIV-D variant of the Mazda 6 (as shown) features plush Nappa Leather, Sen Wood Trim, and Ultrasuede inserts in the dash and door trims, which easily makes the Mazda 6 the most premium car in its segment. Added convenience features for the Mazda 6 include standard ventilated front seats, which is very useful in our tropical climate, while a 360-degree camera is only available for the diesel variant. The MZD Connect infotainment system’s screen also grows by size, while the diesel variant’s gauges now feature a primary 7-inch TFT LCD gauge cluster display.
The Mazda MX-5 has also been revised for this year, and the changes mainly lie under the hood. The Mazda MX-5’s SKYACTIV-G petrol engine has been revised, as it produces 181 hp and 205 Nm of torque. The redline has also been raised, now at 7,500 rpm, and combined with the new exhaust system for improved power delivery and sound, the new MX-5 should be even a more exciting car to drive.
Also new for the 2019 model year is an RF Club Sport variant (as shown), which features Recaro bucket seats and BBS wheels. A telescopic steering wheel has now been added across all variants, which has been a feature that many MX-5 owners have been clamoring for years. For a more premium and luxurious experience, Nappa Leather is now offered for the automatic Caramel/Cherry soft top variant. Lastly, automatic models now feature a rear view camera as standard.
Mazda’s flagship and most luxurious product offering, the CX-9 AWD, is now called the Signature variant, ditching its Grand Touring nomenclature. While no changes were made to the exterior, it’s actually the CX-9 Signature that carries the most differences compared to the Grand Touring variant it replaces. Plush Nappa Leather now wraps the seats, with Rosewood accents giving the CX-9’s interior a very luxurious ambience. Lastly, a revised virtual gauge cluster design, similar to the Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D variant, features a primary 7-inch TFT LCD gauge cluster display. The 2019 model also gains ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera system, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the infotainment system.
The 2019 Mazda line-up’s pricing are as follows.
Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-G 2.5: P1,930,000
Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2: P2,250,000
Mazda MX-5 Soft Top MT: P1,930,000
Mazda MX-5 Soft Top AT: P2,160,000
Mazda MX-5 Cherry/Caramel Soft Top AT: P2,240,000
Mazda MX-5 RF MT: P2,250,000 (P2,295,000 with Nappa Leather)
Mazda MX-5 RF AT: P2,330,000 (P2,380,000 with Nappa Leather)
Mazda MX-5 RF Club Sport: P2,680,000