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As the first month of 2018 nears its end, another carmaker has released its updated price list to reflect the new excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

Mazda, whose lineup is considerably more compact than other Japanese manufacturers, has made some key adjustments to its MSRPs for 2018. Some models, like the BT-50 and CX-9, retain the same prices from 2017. Pickups, as you know, are excluded from the new taxes. The other models, meanwhile, have all been bumped up accordingly. Mazda made it clear, however, that remaining stock of the Mazda 2, 3, 6, and CX-3 are still available at 2017 prices while supplies last. 

Sadly, if you've been yearning for a brand-new roadster, you'll have to fork out a bit more cash now. The popular MX-5 has increased in price from P30,000 up to P70,000 depending on the variant. 

“We aim to keep our pricing competitive while also being reflective of the necessary adjustments brought about by the implementation of the TRAIN law,” says Bermaz Auto Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan. “We have taken time to study the new tax system thoroughly and we believe that the new MSRP offers customers the best value for money.”

Take a look at the updated prices below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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