Mazda6 will still be offered in PH
Just a few days ago, Mazda announced that production of the Mazda6 sedan and wagon body styles will cease come April 2024 for the Japanese market. With that, this yet marks another hit to the midsize sedan/wagon after it was already axed from the North American market in 2021.
With the Mazda6 set to be no longer offered in Japan, what does this mean for the Philippine market? We reached out to Bermaz Auto Philippines Inc., the official distributor of Mazda cars in the country, for a statement regarding the fate of the Mazda6 here.
According to the company, the recent announcement of the discontinuation of the Mazda6 only applies to the Japanese market. This means that other markets like the Philippines will still get the Mazda6. In fact, the Philippine market now only gets the SportWagon version which features the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition for the 2024 model year.
The limited-run Mazda6 wagon is available in both Artisan Red & Rhodium White and Mazda Japan has allocated 21 units for the 2023 production. Thirteen units have already been delivered to customers and the remaining examples are already in transit or dealer stock.
Below is Mazda Philippine's official statement regarding the Mazda6.
“The Mazda6 has always been exclusively manufactured in Japan for the Philippines. The recent announcement of the discontinuation of the Mazda6 in Japan applies only to the Japanese market. In the Philippines, only the SportWagon body is offered, featuring the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition for the 2024 model year, available in both Artisan Red and Rhodium White. Mazda Japan has allocated 21 Mazda6 units for the 2023 production, with 13 of them already delivered to customers and the remaining in transit or in company and dealer stock.”
For those who have been worrying whether the Mazda6 will be going away in the Philippine market, you can now rest assured that this is not the case.