The Mazda 3 2020: Now available here in the Philippines

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

Mazda 3 2020 is now officially here in the Philippines. Let's talk about its specs and the prices of its variants.

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

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.

A picture of the front of the 2020 Mazda 3

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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2020 Mazda 3 interior

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.

Mazda 3 2020 sportback rear end

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

>>> Refer to out Maza 3 Philippines price list to keep updated the latest change in pricing

A picture of the 2020 Mazda sedan and sportback version side by side

The sedan and Sportback version of Mazda 3 parked side by side

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Mazda 3

<p>Currently on its fourth generation, the <strong>Mazda3</strong> is still a staple in the busy roads of the metro as one of the top choices among city drivers. The model is Mazda Philippines&rsquo; 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&rsquo;s signature Kodo design theme which helped the <a href="" title="Mazda 3 is the best-designed car in the world for 2020">model win the 2020 Car Design of the Year</a>.</p> <p>The&nbsp;minimalist and cohesive aesthetic gives the nameplate a more premium look.&nbsp; New on the latest generation is the SkyActive Technology that the Japanese brand developed,&nbsp;providing&nbsp;fuel efficiency and better drive performance that support the engine&rsquo;s G-Vectoring Control Plus feature. On top of these are a slew of infotainment and hands-free features for added convenience.</p>

From ₱1,295,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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