If there’s one display area at PIMS 2022 that you just can’t miss, it was Mazda. At their 3-layer pavilion, the brand, in line with the Show’s theme “Mobility + Humanity: Innovating for the Common Good”, brought out an impressive lineup of vehicles to highlight their Human Centric approach to design and engineering. And what better models to push than a special MX-5 and their newest crossover, the CX-8?
Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition, a Philippine-exclusive model
To celebrate the brand’s special relationship with the Miata Club of the Philippines, they have decided to come out with a Philippines-exclusive limited-run MX-5. And at PIMS 2022, they took the covers off it: the MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition.
The MX-5 MCP 25th Anniversary Edition is exclusively in Platinum Quartz Metallic with a Navy Blue soft top. Navy Blue accents are also found on the side mirrors and roll hoops. Satin Silver 17-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation.
On the inside, the MX-5 MCP 25th Anniversary Edition has a special Mazda Connect Commander knob finished in Sterling Silver. It also comes with a Serial Number Plate that is likewise finished in the same material. Additional features such as black leather seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 9-speaker Bose sound system come standard. Each unit will also include a commemorative car cover and the MCP 25th Anniversary Photobook.
The MX-5 MCP 25th Anniversary Edition is available in both manual and automatic variants with a special price of PHP 2,250,000 and PHP 2,300,000 respectively, but that’s for those who made reservations during the PIMS weekend.
Say hello to the new Mazda CX-8
Making its first appearance at PIMS is the new Mazda CX-8. The brand displayed its top-of-the-line AWD Exclusive trim that clearly shows off refinements to its design and features that further elevate the three-row mid-sized SUV experience.
The new CX-8 also offers a higher level of equipment including Deep Red Nappa leather seats, a 7-inch LCD instrument cluster meter, frameless rear-view mirror, Sen Wood interior trim, electronic glass sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless device charging.
Mazda’s i-Activsense driver assist suite is now standard across all variants. This offers functionalities such as High Beam Control (HBC), Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F), Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R), and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).
The new CX-8 FWD Signature 7-Seater is priced at P 2,330,000, while the CX-8 AWD Exclusive 6-Seater is priced at P 2,490,000.