1. Mazda 3 2020: Officially released
While details for the 2020 model year of the ever-popular Mazda 3 has been going around for quite a while now, it is only very recently that the 2020 Mazda 3 has been officially released by Mazda Philippines and there sure are a lot of interesting changes the Japanese manufacturer did to the model.
So let us take a good first look at the all-new 2020 Mazda 3 with Philkotse.com.
2. Mazda 3 2020: Refined and more upscale
As you might already know, Mazda has been designing their vehicle models under the ever-brilliant Kodo Design Language which currently graces their vehicles a seemingly timeless look.
The said design language though is being refined as more and more models come out from Mazda as such, latest models like the 2020 Mazda 3 will have definite changes to how it is designed.
Due to the Kodo Design Language, the Mazda 3 is one of the better-looking sedan
First off, Mazda overhauled the interior in such a way that the ride quality will be much better and that the occupants of the vehicle will have better insulation from road and engine noise.
In order to make this possible, Mazda decided to replace the previous model’s suspension with a torsion beam set and presumably, this will improve the 2020 Mazda 3’s handling and of course its ride quality.
And thanks to the G-Vectoring Control Plus, the Mazda 3’s characteristics when driving into and out of a corner as well as during acceleration will feel more seamless as it has the ability to adjust the torque based on a driver’s steering input.
This makes the new 2020 Mazda 3 much more in line with Mazda’s “Jinba Ittai” philosophy where a car and driver are one like that of a rider and his horse. Pretty neat.
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While the interior of the 2020 Mazda 3 is minimalist in design, there's nothing minimal with the comfort it provides
When it comes with the interior, the Mazda 3 2020 top variants will get a lot of fancy toys. There’s a 12-speaker Bose sound system, adaptive LED headlights, and an electronically adjustable driver’s seat. Coming standard is an 8.8-inch infotainment display unit which is as easy to use as the one from the previous model.
Aside from the G-Vectoring Control Plus that we’ve mentioned, the new iteration of the Mazda 3 also gets a lot in the way of driver-assist features like the Mazda Radar cruise control, driver attention alert, a lane departure warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Sportback Mazda 3 is particularly sporty and will certainly grab anyone's attention
For the Mazda 3 Philippines spec, there are two engine options. A 1.5 liter inline-4 which makes around 109 horsepower and 146 Nm of torque and a larger 2.0 liter that can make up to 152 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission that comes with a Sport Mode and paddle shifters.
While for other countries, the 2020 Mazda 3 gets the new and very high-tech Skyactiv-X, for us though there still no word from Mazda Philippines if we will ever get it with local Mazda models. So we’ll just have to wait and see.
3. Mazda 3 2020 Philippines Price
Mazda 3 1.5 L Sedan Elite
Mazda 3 1.5 L Sportback Elite
Mazda 3 2.0 L Sedan Premium
Mazda 3 2.0 L Sportback Premium
Mazda 3 2.0 L Sportback Speed
The sedan and Sportback version of Mazda 3 parked side by side
Know more about Mazda 3 2024
The 2023 Mazda3 is a compact sedan sold in the Philippines. Locally, the sedan version of this model has two variants: the Mazda3 Sport 2.0 AT, and the Mazda3 M Hybrid 2.0 AT. Mazda 3 price Philippines starts at ₱1,495,000 for the entry-level Mazda3 Sport 2.0 AT, while the top-of-the-line Mazda3 M Hybrid 2.0 AT is priced at ₱1,695,000.
For engines, the Mazda3 has two engine options. The Sport trim uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, while the M Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline that works in conjunction with an integrated electric starter motor. At maximum, the non-hybrid engine can make 152 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. The one with the hybrid powertrain in turn, can produce 162 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. Both versions are front-wheel-drive, and both use a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
Size-wise, the Philippine-spec Mazda3 is 4,660mm long, 1,795mm wide, and 1,445mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,725mm.
Locally, the Mazda3 2023 competes against the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, Kia Forte, among others.
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Cesar G.B. Miguel