Mazda PH revamps model lineup with hybrid tech, premium collection

Updated Oct 25, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Mazda models just got even more premium.

Mazda Philippines is looking to close out this year with a bang with the introduction of the 2022 Mazda Premium Collection. It includes notable updates that are integrated into four of the Japanese automaker’s lineup, including the Mazda2, Mazda3, CX-5, and CX-30.

Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3

The 2022 Mazda Premium Collection will hit dealerships in December

The updates consist of improvements in various aspects such as comfort, design, safety, and technologies. Also, the 2022 Mazda Premium Collection enhances the powertrain of its models to help reduce global emissions. This eco-friendly refinement brings Mazda one step closer to its Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030 Vision.

“The 2022 Mazda Premium Collection lets our exclusive clientele create an even more lasting blood with their cars as they experience only the finest products and services they deserve,” said Mazda Philippines President and CEO Steven Tan.

Starting with Mazda Philippines’ smallest model in its lineup, the Mazda2 Hatchback. For the 2022 model, the Japanese hatchback now gets LED daytime running lights (DRLs) to improve both visibility and its sophisticated look. Adding to the exterior design is its blacked-out 16-inch alloy wheels which improve the model’s sporty profile.

Mazda2 Hatchback front view

Mazda2 Hatchback

New to the interior is a new wireless charging pad. One can say that this is a significant addition considering that most people are on the go these days. As for safety, the hatchback is equipped with six airbags and a host of i-Activsense features such as Front and Rear Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert.

2022 Mazda2 Hatchback interior view

The interior of the Mazda2 Hatchback got more innovated

The Mazda2 Hatchback is offered with a price tag of Php 1,195,000 for the sole Premium variant. It is still powered by a 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G engine that makes 109 hp and 141 Nm of torque.

The next model to receive updates under the 2022 Mazda Premium Collection is the Mazda3. The biggest change is the introduction of the e-SkyActiv-G Mild Hybrid (M Hybrid) Technology. It improves efficiency and reduces carbon emissions with the use of a new 24-volt M Hybrid Lithium-Ion battery paired with a DC/DC converter, an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), and Regenerative Friction Brake Coordination system.

Mazda3 Fastback front view

Mazda3 Fastback

The M Hybrid battery stores the energy derived through regenerative deceleration, which is then sent to the vehicle’s electrical systems. This process minimizes energy loss and improves fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, the ISG restarts the engine in idle-stop (iStop) situations that enhance efficiency as well.

2022 Mazda3 interior view

Premium finish cabin

Mazda Philippines is offering the Mazda3 M Hybrid at Php 1,695,000 for both the Fastback and Sedan body types. For the Sport variants, they come with a price tag of Php 1,495,000. All variants are now installed with a 12-speaker Bose Sound System as standard for the 2022 model.

Moving to the updated crossovers, the Mazda CX-3 receives design and feature enhancements to provide a more premium finish. To cater to different preferences, the Japanese subcompact crossover is available in two variants which are both priced at Php 1,490,000.

Mazda CX-3 front view

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 Sport features a gray-finished grille and body-colored mirror caps. Inside, the Sport variant welcomes drivers and passengers with Black Leatherette seats with distinctive center fabric patterns.

2022 Mazda CX-3 Elegance interior view

Mazda CX-3 Elegance interior

On the other hand, the Mazda CX-3 Elegance gets a gloss black grille and black side mirror caps to create an exquisite appeal. As for the interior, it is equipped with White Leatherette seats with tan Grand Luxe seating cushions.

Both the Mazda CX-3 Sport and Elegance come with the Mazda Connect infotainment system with Wireless Apple CarPlay and 7-speaker Bose sound system. New features that elevate safety and convenience include Rear Parking Sensors, Smart Keyless Entry System, Side Airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags.

And as for the Mazda CX-30, the 2022 Mazda Premium Collection also integrated the M Hybrid technology into the premium crossover. With this system, the Mazda CX-30 is able to lessen carbon emissions and improve its fuel efficiency.

Mazda CX-30 front view

Mazda CX-30

Carried over premium features include full red leather seats, a 12-speaker Bose Sound System, LED Adaptive Front-Lighting system, 360-degree view camera, and 18-inch high-gloss black wheels. Meanwhile, the crossover is equipped with i-Activsense features consisting of Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, seven airbags, among others.

With its premium features and innovative powertrain, the Japanese automaker is offering the new 2022 Mazda CX-30 M Hybrid at Php 1,990,000.

Mazda Philippines said that the 2022 Mazda Premium Collection will be available in all of its 16 dealerships starting December 2021. It will be offered with a new premium exterior color called Platinum Quartz to help further highlight Mazda’s craftsmanship.

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Mazda 3

The Mazda3 (also known as Mazda Axela for its first 3 generation) is Japanese auto stalwart Mazda Philippines’ entry into the competitive compact sedan segment that boasts of its style, performance, and Japanese developed technology. It is the first vehicle on the Mazda lineup to adapt the latest update of the brand’s signature Kodo design theme which helped the model win the 2020 Car Design of the Year.

The minimalist and cohesive aesthetic gives the nameplate a more premium look.  New on the latest generation is the SkyActive Technology that the Japanese brand developed, providing fuel efficiency and better drive performance that support the engine’s G-Vectoring Control Plus feature. On top of these are a slew of infotainment and hands-free features for added convenience.

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