The Mazda 3 Sportback is the brand’s entry into the compact hatchback segment of the Philippine automotive market. Like its sedan counterpart, it dons the multinational carmaker Mazda’s signature Kodo design language that projects a minimalist and sophisticated styling aesthetic. The theme is applied consistently in both the smooth flowing exterior as well as the neutral, premium interiors. Powering the Sportback are two engine options that accompany each variant. The base Sport variant uses a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine. Meanwhile, the top-spec M Hybrid uses the same aforementioned engine, combined with an integrated starter motor and a 24-volt lithium-ion battery.