After Japan, The Latest Mazda MX-5 Is Now Present In The Philippines

JAKARTA - Revealed in October last year in the Japanese market, the renewal of the Mazda MX-5 model officially paved in the Philippines with the characteristics of driving excitement.

The Japanese manufacturer offers the roadster with a number of advanced features, two of which are the DSC-Track stability control system and the newly developed Asymmetric Limited Slip Differential feature.

The DSC-Track feature serves as vehicle control that makes it easy for drivers to control their vehicles with different driving tastes.

Meanwhile, the Asymmetric Limited Slip Differential acts as stabilizing the vehicle when maneuvering by varying the slip barrier force on differential teeth in response to vehicle acceleration and deceleration.

"This new update for 2024 not only makes it the ideal first sports car, but also expands its vast capabilities to make it more enjoyable on track and even better on the highway," said President Mazda Philippines Steven Tan, quoted from Top Gear Philippines, Thursday, April 19.

The MX-5 2024 also has a number of updates on the outside, including front and rear lights with new LED characteristics compared to previous versions. They also revealed a 17-inch new rim design for all variants.

Mazda included the color of Aero Gray as well as added a list of color choices in this model, along with Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Zircon Sand, and Jet Black.

This sports car also offers premium interiors that make the driver feel comfortable when driving. It is equipped with the latest infotainment system with Mazda Connect available on the screen of 8.8 inches that can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety features such as i-Activsense are also presented which include various functions, such as Smart Brake Sport at the front and rear, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Rear Cross-Brake Support.

Despite coming with a number of updates, this car still carries the same engine as before, namely 2.0 liters Skyactiv-G with 181 dk power and torques reaching 205 Nm.

For the Philippine market, the latest Mazda MX-5 is priced from 2.3 million pesos to the most expensive 2.6 million pesos (equivalent to Rp649.8 million to Rp734.6 million).