Could this be the next-gen CX-3?
Mazda has announced that it will be unveiling a new-generation SUV at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show.The Japanese car manufacturer hasn't provided much information regarding the brand-new addition to its lineup, save for confirmation that it will
Does it stack up to the AWD?
I can still remember the feeling of driving the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring variant last year. It impressed me in almost every way. Outside, its Kodo design was exquisite without being flashy. Inside, its leather-lined cabin and feature-packed tech
Korean or Japanese?
There's a new midsize SUV on the block, and for a change, it's Korean-made, not Japanese.The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe made its Philippine debut during the 2018 Manila International Auto Show, and the vehicle immediately
Be sure to catch them
If you haven't already heard, Mazda Philippines is taking a bunch of its new cars-chief among them being the new FWD CX-9 Sport Touring and 'Dark Cherry' MX-5 soft top-to Bonifacio Global City this weekend for this
Can you live without the toys?
A message from Mikko David, Mazda Philippines PR man (and a familiar name to loyal Top Gear readers) popped up on Viber. "Want to drive the new CX-9 Sport Touring up to Tagaytay? Let's have lunch at Botchi's place."
See them in the metal at Zoom Fest later this month
In June, we reported that Mazda Philippines had brought in a handful of new variants for two of its most popular offerings, the Mazda 2 and the CX-9.They were supposed to make their debut during the Japanese carmaker's annual
Check them out at Mazda Zoom Fest 2018
Mazda's Philippine lineup gets a bit of a shake-up this year. Aside from the manual MX-5 RF manual variant and Dark Cherry soft-top we reported about earlier, the Japanese carmaker is also introducing other new variants to its
Sadly, the Ascent isn't available here
The Mazda CX-9 is one very, very nice piece of midsize SUV. With near-European levels of refinement, sharp looks, a new beast of a turbocharged engine, and some of the best handling and AWD performance in its class, it'll
A driver's car in disguise
With a near-P3 million price tag, seven seats and respectable ground clearance, it's hard to imagine that anyone would consider the Mazda CX-9 to be a vehicle built with fun in mind. Luxurious? For that price, you'd hope
The hype was real
Earlier this year, Honda took over the 2017 Manila International Auto Show by bringing in the Civic Type R. The company's display drew a ton of onlookers on its first day, which culminated in the unveiling of the hotly-anticipated hatchback.
Drop by Jinba Ittai Academy
There's a pop-up test-drive course and pavilion that you have to visit this weekend if you want to test out some really cool cars. Calling all enthusiasts: If driving is your thing, you don't want to miss this.
We ask Mazda at the Tokyo Motor Show
Earlier this year, Mazda announced that the CX-8-or a seven-seat version of its CX-5 crossover, rather-was in the works.While the press release stated that the said vehicle would be made available only in Japan, people were
A 14.5% improvement
It has been a good year so far for Mazda Philippines. Bermaz Auto Philippines (BAP), the Japanese carmaker's official Philippine distributor, has reported a strong year-on-year increase in sales for the first seven months of 2017.In July, Mazda
A beautiful Nippon creation
It's truly amazing when a great automaker decides to return to its roots, transforming into a formidable game-changer. This is the story behind Mazda's new face; the current line of Skyactiv, Kodo-inspired machines. Just like Hiroshima's rise
On the hunt for a new crossover?
Looking to try out the all-new Mazda CX-5? Well, you're in luck. Bermaz Auto Philippines, the Japanese carmaker's exclusive local distributor, will be at the Auto Focus Test Drive Festival later this week, and the recently launched premium
Yes, there's diesel CX-5 again
Mazda Philippines definitely brought out the big guns at this year's Manila International Auto Show. The Japanese carmaker launched three all-new vehicles for the local market: the CX-5 crossover, the CX-9 premium midsize SUV, and the MX-5
We're definitely dropping by
It looks like Mazda Philippines is going all-out at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). The Japanese carmaker is fielding three showstoppers at their display this year: the drool-worthy MX-5 RF, the all-new CX-5 crossover and
Is a turbo always needed?
Once upon a time, displacement was king. The bigger the engine, the more badass your car was. These days though, carmakers are showing a lot more sensibility about things like the environment and increasing fuel prices. The recent trend is to install
From subcompacts to supercars
The past 12 months were an exciting time for the Philippine car market. We saw the launch of the all-new and totally badass Honda Civic, the surprise appearance of the Mazda CX-3, and the long-awaited arrival of the Nissan
Quality over quantity
Last week, we were in Fukuoka, Japan, for Mazda's ASEAN media forum where company officials discussed the brand's current regional sales and service strategy, as well as its game plan moving forward.During the forum, Mazda executive officer of emerging
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