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Mazda kicks into high gear; launches all-new crossovers


Mazda PH officially launched the all-new CX-30 subcompact crossover and CX-8 midsize seven-seater crossover. The launch of its two latest premium crossovers means that the brand now carries five high-riding vehicles that are sure to please almost every sector of the market looking for a sporty and premium driving experience.

Slotting in between the CX-3 and CX-5, the all-new Mazda CX-30 is the brand’s first crossover to be developed with Mazda’s next-generation Kodo design language and Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture. Following the theme of “beauty through subtraction,” the CX-30 sees the elimination of character lines for a more sensual appearance, just like in the all-new Mazda 3. All variants get LED headlights while the 2WD Sport, AWD Sport and AWD Signature get 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with LED daytime running lights.

As is with the all-new Mazda 3, the Mazda CX-30 gets a premium and luxuriously appointed interior. All variants get a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8.8-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and an 8-speaker Mazda Harmonics Acoustics sound system. The 2WD Sport variant gets upgraded with leather seats and dual-zone climate control while the top-trim AWD variants get a heads-up display, 10-way power seats with memory, 12-speaker Bose sound system and a power liftgate.

Under the CX-30’s hood is a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine which produces 156 hp and 200 Nm of torque, sending power to the front or all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. All variants come equipped with a host of safety and security features.

On the other hand, the Mazda CX-8 is basically a three-row version of the CX-5 but with a few design revisions. This is evident up front as it bears many similarities with the CX-5 such as the adaptive LED headlights and front bumper. The grille features a more elegant horizontal bar pattern as opposed to the CX-5’s sportier mesh design. As you go further towards the back of the CX-8, the vehicle becomes more distinct as it features its unique rear-end design.

The similarities with the CX-5 continue inside as the two vehicles share the same dashboard architecture. What sets it apart from the CX-5, apart from its increased interior space is the use of plush deep red Nappa Leather on all variants. Other amenities include three-zone climate control, 10-speaker Bose sound system, powered tailgate and power-adjustable front seats. Selecting the top trim AWD Exclusive variant swaps the second-row bench seats for two individual seats with an integrated center console.

Under the hood of the CX-8 is the familiar 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine that produces 190 hp and 252 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front or all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new Mazda CX-30 and CX-8 are now on sale across all Mazda dealers in the Philippines with the following prices: P1,490,000 (CX-30 2WD Pro), P1,790,000 (CX-30 2WD Sport), P1,990,000 (CX-30 AWD Sport (Black Leather)/CX-30 AWD Signature (White Leather)), P2,290,000 (CX-8 2WD Signature) P2,450,000 (CX-8 AWD Exclusive).

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Today’s Front Page January 18, 2020

Today’s Front Page January 18, 2020