Mazda crossovers leading the charge for brand's PH lineup

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

The Mazda CX-5 leads the way.

Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic that broke out last year affected car sales around the world. A year has passed, and automakers are steadily showing positive outcomes in the sales department as restrictions are getting relaxed and more businesses are back on track.

Mazda CX-5 front view

Mazda CX-5

Mazda Philippines is one of the car brands that bounced back as its sales grew by 38-percent in H1 2021 over the same period last year. To note, 60 percent of the carmaker’s total sales come from its crossover range which consists of the CX-3, CX-5, CX-8, CX-9, and CX-30.

The Mazda CX-8 and CX-9 midsize crossovers posted a 50-percent and 100-percent increase, respectively. An impressive feat that the CX-9 accomplished is that it is the second best-selling model in its segment priced above Php 2 million. The top spot is ruled by its smaller midsize crossover sibling, the CX-8.

Mazda CX-8 front view

Mazda CX-8

Both Mazda models are powered by a 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine. However, the CX-8 gets a naturally-aspirated powertrain, while the CX-9 benefits from a turbocharger that boosts power up to 228 hp and 420 Nm of torque.

Meanwhile, Mazda’s entry to the premium compact crossover segment, the CX-5, also recorded a 38-percent sales increase in H1 2021 over the same period last year. It is also hailed as the best-selling model from Mazda Philippines’ lineup in the first half of 2021.

Mazda CX-9 front view

Mazda CX-9

“The three-row CX-9 and CX-8 continue to make strong inroads into large households and management executive segments, offering unmatched premium quality and performance typical of more expensive luxury brands at a much more accessible price level,” said Mazda Philippines President and CEO Steven Tan.

“The 5 Years Free Service Plan, a standard package that is included in all new Mazda vehicles, has brought a new level of ownership satisfaction to the customers from the start of the pandemic last year. I have heard from customers that the free service plan completes the premium experience of owning a Mazda” added Tan.

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Know more about Mazda CX-9 2022

Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is a midsize seven-seater crossover. For the Philippine market, the CX-9 has a total of three variants. The Mazda CX-9 Philippines price ranging from Php 2,490,000 to Php 2,990,000. 

Under the hood, the CX-9 uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At maximum, it can make up to 228 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. All trims come standard with a six-speed automatic gearbox with a gear lever manual mode. Only the top-spec Exclusive variant comes with all-wheel-drive, while the rest has front-wheel-drive. 

Size-wise, the CX-9 is 5,075mm long, 1,960mm wide, and 1,747mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,930mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm. 

Locally, the Mazda CX-9 competes against the likes of the Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, among others. 

₱ 2,490,000 - ₱ 2,990,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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