BERJAYA Auto Phils., the distributors of Mazda vehicles in the country, has launched a new limited-edition model that it said is intended to make the Mazda 3 more affordable.
The new Japan-made Mazda 3 MAXX is also intended to mark the 3’s 10th year as the model first rolled off the production line in October 2003. In the Philippines, 11,700 3 units have been sold in the last 10 years, making the model the most popular Mazda in the country. To date, the 3 has garnered 136 global awards, and 3.6 million units of the car have been sold worldwide. Also, five of its variants have been released locally.
The 3 MAXX retains the core features of the award-winning compact sedan but with added key changes that reposition its price point for a new generation of drivers who give a premium for style, comfort and spirited performance, Berjaya said. Without compromising on the 3’s improved aerodynamics and driving stability, the 3 MAXX simplifies its chiseled exterior to give it a more straightforward finish. Integrated cornering light markers within the headlight clusters clean up the car’s front fender while its trunk is made tidier and lighter. The car rolls on 10-spoke alloy wheels wrapped with 205/55/R16 tires.
The 3 MAXX is equipped with the same 1.6-liter, DOHC, 16-valve engine that produces 103 horsepower and 144 Newton-meter of torque. It is mated to Mazda’s Active-Matic automatic transmission.
Like all Mazdas sold in the Philippines from January 1, the 3 MAXX comes standard with Yojin3 free three-year (or 60,000-kilometer) preventive maintenance services and parts.
The 3 MAXX—available in Velocity Red, Sky Blue, Aluminum Metallic, Black Mica and Crystal White—sells for P899,000.