PIMS 2016 Preview: Mazda to launch CX-3 crossover

PIMS 2016 Preview: Mazda to launch CX-3 crossover image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: | posted September 06, 2016 07:24

Set to compete in the local B-segment crossover segment

It took some time, but Mazda Philippines will indeed be releasing their stake in the B-segment crossover soon. The automaker recently announced that they will launching the CX-3 at this year's Philippine International Motor Show.

First launched at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show, the CX-3 was the company's fifth model to use Kodo – Soul of Motion design language. The exterior of the CX-3 takes styling cues from the bigger CX-5 while still incorporating unique features.

Rear quarter of the Mazda CX-3

The CX-3 will be powered by 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G inline-four rated at 148 PS with 192 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed SkyActiv Drive automatic transmission. Mazda Philippines will source the CX-3 from Japan.

The Mazda CX-3 will be on display from September 14 – 18 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Update: Mazda PH has just revealed prices for the 2016 CX-3, which will be available in three variants:

Mazda CX-3 AWD Activ - PhP 1,480,000

Mazda CX-3 FWD Sport - PhP 1,380,000

Mazda CX-3 FWD Pro - PhP 1,280,000