If you can still drop by the 2014 Trans Sport Show today--the event's last day--you will notice Top Gear Philippines' display area outside the SMX Convention Center's main halls. However, instead of the usual supercars or high-performance sports cars, the vehicles on display at the booth are two models of Mazda: the 6 midsize sedan and the all-new 3 compact hatchback.
Why the two Mazdas and not, say, an Italian exotic or a German luxury car? Well, as you know, the Mazda 6 was chosen by our editorial staff as 2013 Car of the Year. The Mazda 3, on the other hand, is one of our two cover cars this month. It also doesn't hurt that the hatchback variant is one of the most desirable cars on the local market today. As a matter of fact, on the show's opening day, we witnessed a number of people make serious inquiries about the car with the Mazda sales personnel assigned to the Top Gear booth.
So, if you have yet to see these cars in the sheet metal, drop by the Trans Sport Show and visit our booth. Who knows? You might get to see a Top Gear Philippines staffer or two as well.