Bermaz Auto Philippines and Mazda Philippines recently held a Sneak Peek party, together with various MAZDA car clubs and media personalities. Mikko David, Press and Customer Relations Manager and Mazda President Steven Tan introduced the upgraded MAZDA premium vehicles amid much fanfare.
Aside from the enhanced grille and bigger wheels, engine of choice are 2 SkyActiv engines; a much enhanced 2.2L turbo diesel motor and a petrol-fed 2.5L powerplant. The gasoline motor has cylinder deactivation, a feature that temporarily shuts down 1 of its cylinders to improve fuel efficiency when there is less load or constant highway speed travel.
MAZDA’s premium SUV is now more refined. Powered by the famed 2.5L SkyActiv-G gasoline engine with 6-speed auto and all-wheel-drive. The four-cylinder turbo engine produces 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Interior reeks of full leather on all seats. Accoutrements includes an 8-inch touch screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Grand Touring comes with a digital gauge display, and a 12-speaker Bose stereo system.
Improvements include Recaro Seats and 17in. BBS Wheels. Powerplant is a 2.0L SkyActiv-G engine with 181 hp and 205 Nm of torque. Transmission options is either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.The RED exterior hue is still eye catching.
See all the MAZDA models in the upcoming PIMS on October 24-28, 2018, at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.
For more info, visit www.mazda.ph
Text/Images by Earl Manalansan