Lone variant of the Mazda CX-3 2020 priced at Php 1.3 Million

Updated Apr 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Mazda CX-3 was reduced from three variations to one. Let's update more about the lone variant of the Mazda CX-3 2020!

An interested fan noticed that besides the Mazda 3 hatchback that’s missing from Mazda Philippines' line-up (the now-called Sportback), the CX-3 was also out of sight.

To get some light on the subject, we connected with Steven Tan, the current President of Bermaz Auto Philippines, the sole distributor of Mazda in the Philippines, to get the latest news on their subcompact crossover.

As indicated by Mr. Tan, their CX-3 is still available for the local market, therefore, interested car buyers may go ahead and make their purchase.

For the 2020 year model, however, they've reduced the number of variations from three to one. The CX-3 was previously available in Sport 2WD, Pro 2WD, and Activ AWD; sadly, only the base Pro 2WD trim now remains.

Mazda CX-3

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is only available in base Pro 2WD trim

For those following along, Philippine’s 2020 CX-3 is fairly similar to the one that made a worldwide debut back in March 2018. The alterations are stylish but are very modest.

An example is the new grille braces similar to the one you find in the CX-9 and the rear lights that received another tube-shaped detail. However, the Pro 2WD model only gets halogen headlights and 16-inch composite wheels. LED fog lights are, of course, a standard.

Red Mazda CX-3

The Pro 2WD model only gets halogen headlights and 16-inch composite wheels

Like the outside, the Mazda CX-3's interior only had a few minor changes for 2020. Unexpectedly, the Mazda's littlest hybrid gets an armrest at the front that can also be used as lidded storage.

There is also a rear center armrest suited with cup holders. The mechanical parking brake has been replaced with an electric one with an auto brake hold function.

Since this is the Pro 2WD that we’re talking about, extravagant details are held back. The seats are finished with fabric while the AC can be configured manually.

You still get to drive with a leather-coated steering wheel, a 7-inch MZD Connect infotainment (with neither Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, unfortunately), and push-start/stop capability for the engine.

Technically speaking, the 2020 CX-3 has a chance at a power upgrade, unlike its predecessor. Its 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G motor is currently evaluated at 150 horsepower with 195 Nm of torque. Its transmission still has a 6-speed automatic that now comes with paddle shifters.

Mazda CX-3 rear view

Technically speaking, the 2020 CX-3 has a chance at a power upgrade unlike its predecessor

It still has the same suspension arrangement as in the past. However, upgrades have been made to improve the bump and shock absorption. The steering system has likewise been revamped for better precision.

Lastly, thicker doors and door panels, headliner, rear door glass, and improved door seams help to give a calmer and progressively refined cabin.

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is available in four exquisite colors namely - Ceramic, Machine Gray, Soul Red Crystal, and Eternal Blue at a cost of P1,300,000 (that is a P20,000 more than the last).

>>> Check out the latest changes in Mazda CX-3 price in the Philippines.

Know more about Mazda CX-3 2024

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 2023 Philippines is a subcompact crossover. For the Philippine market, it has two different variants. There’s the CX-3 Activ 2.0 AT priced at Php 1,390,000, and the CX-3 Sport 2.0 AT, which has a price tag of Php 1,490,000.

Size-wise, the 2023 Mazda CX-3 has a length of 4,275mm, a width of 1,765mm, and a height of 1,536mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,570mm, and a ground clearance of 145mm. 

Under the hood, the CX-3 for the Philippine market uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that output 148 horsepower and 195 Nm of torque. Both are front-wheel-drive models, and both use a six-speed automatic gearbox with a paddle shifter manual mode. 

Locally, the Mazda CX-3 competes against the likes of the Geely Coolray, Toyota Raize, Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V, among others. 

₱ 1,390,000 - ₱ 1,490,000

Hanna Sanchez

Hanna Sanchez


Hanna is one of the most competitive swimmers in the country during her day. It was not long before she discovered her passion for the automotive industry as well. Nowadays, she balances her passion through writing as well as coaching.

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