Finally hitting public roads after its initial unveiling during the 2015 Manila International Auto Show last April, ten units of the all-new Mazda2 sub-compact sedan and hatchback were driven over more than 450-kilometers of fast straights and winding countryside roads in the provinces of Laguna, Quezon, Cavite and Batangas by the motoring press.
“There’s no better way to communicate the above-class quality, design, dynamism and performance of our latest Mazda vehicle than by driving our cars the way they were meant to be driven,” says Berjaya Auto Philippines and Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan. He adds, “The famed Viaje del Sol route around the provinces south of Manila not only offer a rich cultural and historical backdrop to any road trip but it also provides some of the most scenic and challenging roads that any driver will thoroughly enjoy. The all-new Mazda2 SKYACTIV not only provides the ideal platform for motorists to get from point A to point B, but it also allows them to enjoy getting there.”
“We wanted the motoring press to experience the all-new Mazda2 SKYACTIV in varying degrees as it offers the Filipino consumer the full range of practical, everyday usability together with above-class build quality and that unique Zoom-Zoom driving pleasure that only Mazda can deliver,” explains Tan. Three routes passing around the provinces of Laguna, Quezon, Cavite and Batangas were designed to give the motoring media varied experiences with the all-new Mazda2 SKYACTIV sedan and hatchback variants. The all-new Mazda2 SKYACTIV is the fourth generation of the nameplate and the second generation to be launched in the Philippines. Four variants of the Mazda2 are currently available in Mazda Philippines’s showrooms- the Mazda2 SKYACTIV R sedan, the Mazda2 SKYACTIV V sedan and hatchback, and the Mazda2 SKYACTIV S sedan.
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