BAP President Steven Tan also took the celebration night as an opportunity to highlight some of Mazda’s latest wares. On the top of the list is the Mazda 2 which is now available with 2 more special editions. The first of which is the Java Edition which sports a Titanium Flesh paintwork. The second, on the other hand, is the Katana Edition which is painted in a sleek shade of Machine Grey.
Tan, likewise, highlighted 2 new additions of the MX-5, with the first being its RF version with Black Leather interior motif. Following that is the roadster with the dark red soft top and Nappa Leather interior.
Lastly, he also mentioned the latest CX-9. The newest thing about this 7-seat SUV is the addition of the Sport Touring variant which runs on a Front Wheel Drive configuration. This Japan-made SUV comes with a turbocharged 2.5L SkyActiv engine, G-Vectoring Control, dark silver 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, MZD Connect in-car infotainment and connectivity system, and 6 airbags. BAP also added a 3-year Free Maintenance to complete the package. Starting price of Sport Touring is Php 2,350,000.
“The CX-9 Sport Touring represents Mazda Philippines’ desire to provide customers a prestigious product at a more attractive price point,” says Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan. “It is the only premium 7-seater crossover below 2.5 million pesos and it delivers the same plush interiors, superior car-like riding 2.5 million pesos and it delivers the same plush interiors, superior car-like riding and comfort and handling as well as outstanding performance and fuel economy as its Grand Touring sibling. It is an exceptional offering that can easily start off one’s aspirations toward luxury crossover vehicle ownership. Sharing the same Mazda-DNA as the rest of our model lineup, the CX-9 Sport Touring is certainly a superior alternative to pick-
up based SUVs out in the market today.”
Photos by Paolo Lesaca and Mazda Philippines