After numerous social media teasers, Mazda Philippines’ latest unveiling is the new Mazda 3 edition100. Despite the 100 in its name, this new variant is actually a celebration of the Mazda 3 being crowned as the world’s best-designed car for 2020 at the World Car Awards.
The Mazda 3 edition100 features colorway and detail enhancements that accentuate the dynamic form of the Mazda 3 Sportback Premium, giving it an even more striking presence on the road.
For its exterior design, the Mazda 3 edition100 has the same sportier front bumpers, side skirts, and rear bumper design of the Mazda 3 Speed variant. However, the front lip, side skirt, and rear bumper have been color-matched depending on the chosen color. Snowflake White Pearl and Jet Black units have a Soul Red Crystal body kit while the Soul Red Crystal units have a gloss black body kit.
Complementing the contrasting body kits are its high-gloss Midnight Black 18-inch wheels and red brake calipers–both of which are a nod to the Mazda 3’s sporty and dynamic DNA. Finally, a relocated front license plate holder opens the striking front grille of the car, revealing more of the dynamic beauty and vibrant elegance that has made the Mazda 3 the winner of the 2020 World Car Design of the Year Award.
As for the interior, the Mazda 3 edition100 comes with distinct premium red leather seats and interior trims, which is also found in the Mazda 3 Speed variant. It’s also equipped with a signature 12-speaker Bose sound system, a head-up display, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-person memory, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, 8.8-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system, among others.
The Mazda 3 remains to be one of the most well-equipped passenger cars on the market with its full-suite of i-Activsense driver-assist systems, which includes radar-guided adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, front and rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, adaptive LED headlights, and driver attention monitoring. This comes on top of a 360-degree camera system, electronic stability control, along with a plethora of airbags.
Now, because this is purely an aesthetics upgrade, the Mazda 3 edition100 is still powered by the same 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine as before, which produces 154 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic.
“For a hundred years now, Mazda has been at the forefront of designing and creating vehicles that arouse the emotions of its owner,” says Steven Tan, president, and CEO of Mazda Philippines. “We introduce the Mazda3 edition100 as the first model to celebrate the brand’s unrelenting passion for seamlessly combining stimulating design with groundbreaking engineering. As this year’s World Car Design of the Year winner, the Mazda3 edition100 becomes an even more compelling choice for those who appreciate the exclusivity of distinction.”
The complete Mazda3 edition100 package adds P100,000 to the P1,510,000 SRP of the Mazda 3 Sportback Premium, putting its final price at P1,610,000. For perspective, the Mazda 3 Speed is priced at P1,590,000. Discounts of as much as P100,000 are also currently on offer with the Mazda 3, CX-30, and more this July.