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Enhanced 2022 Mazda MX-5 is Now Available with KPC Optimized Handling Technology

During a virtual online launch held on February 16, 2022, Mazda Philippines debuted the 2022 Mazda MX-5 with a handling upgrade that is engineered to provide a more enjoyable, comfortable and connected driving experience. To enhance the spirit of “Jinba Ittai” or the sense of oneness between the car and driver, the MX-5 will now come equipped with the Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), which is unique and exclusive to this exciting Mazda two-seat sports car.  It provides a more integrated and stable turning posture, even when cornering at high speed, without adding a single gram to the car’s weight.

Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) is unique and exclusive to the 2022 Mazda MX-5.

Mazda engineers designed the MX-5’s rear suspension to generate an anti-lift force that pulls the car’s body down when the brakes are applied. KPC optimizes the MX-5’s driving capabilities by applying a slight braking force on the inner rear wheel under high G-force cornering, which suppresses body roll and stabilizes the posture of both driver and passenger to improve handling and grip. This new stabilization effect delivered by KPC is best noticed in tight corners and rough road surfaces. KPC prevents the car body from lifting during high-speed cornering, thus providing the driver with a greater sense of connection to the road so they can tackle any corner with increased confidence.

KPC can determine turning conditions in real time. It detects the difference in speed between left and right rear wheels, and operates linearly and seamlessly to produce an appropriate posture stabilization effect. And the harder the drive becomes, the sharper the rear end of the MX-5 becomes as it smartly adjusts its turning posture. From a leisurely drive to taking on winding mountain roads or race tracks, the 2022 MX-5 with KPC maximizes its potential to deliver more smiles per mile in an even wider range of driving scenarios.

Get a Club Edition or Build Your MX-5

Customers who wish to customize and personalize their 2022 Mazda MX-5 may do so under the Build Your MX-5 customer-initiated online experience on the Mazda Philippines website (www.mazda.ph). The MX-5 may be configured online with 76 possible combinations to match the customer’s preferred specifications, after which they can email their 2022 Mazda MX-5 order to their preferred Mazda dealership for the fulfillment of the sales contact. Both the 6-speed Skyactiv Drive automatic (A/T) and manual transmissions (M/T) are available in Soft-Top and Retractable Fastback (RF) body styles. The Soft-Top fabric can be ordered in either Black or Dark Cherry colors while the RF can be ordered with either Black or body colored roof for the RF A/T, or Black roof for the RF M/T.

For the first time since its Philippine introduction in 2018, the MX-5 Club Edition will now be available as a Soft-Top in addition to the RF.  The 2022 Soft-Top MX-5 Club Edition will also feature the exclusive line’s signature Recaro sport bucket seats and lightweight 17-inch Dark Finish BBS Forged Wheels. Both the manual transmission-equipped MX-5 Soft-Top and RF will be equipped with Bilstein Sports Dampers for an even more engaging drive.

2022 Mazda MX-5 Soft-Top Club Edition

17-inch 16-spoke Dark finish BBS Forged Wheels


MX-5 Club Edition Recaro Sport Bucket Seats

New Available Exterior and Interior Colors

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 will be available with a new body color, Platinum Quartz Metallic, which replaces Arctic White. It features a silky white finish that has a quartz-like translucency. The new color exudes a renewed sense of class and elegance to make the MX-5  stand out further while maintaining its refined and distinguished demeanor.

2022 Mazda MX-5 RF in Platinum Quartz Metallic

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Miata Club Philippines (MCP), which is considered as the most active and oldest one-make car club in the country, Mazda Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steven Tan introduced the MCP Anniversary Edition of the 2022 MX-5 Soft-Top with a blue fabric top and a racy red stripe running down the center of the convertible. MCP founder Eddie Salonga and current MCP President Marc de Joya witnessed the unveiling of the special edition MX-5, which will be available for a limited time only.

MCP 25th Anniversary Edition MX-5

Additionally, customers can opt for the new Terracotta Nappa Leather seats that are now available in addition to the traditional Black Leather trim that’s already available in the two-seat roadster. The vivid and rich brown hue of the new high-quality, smooth-to-touch leather interiors create a warmer and richer look to the cabin. Intricate contrast stitching in the seats, door panels, steering wheel, hand brake and gear levers further provides the MX-5 with a higher level of timeless quality and craftsmanship.

Performance, Passion and Peace of Mind

The MX-5 is powered by the 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 Skyactiv-G engine that produces 182 horsepower (184 PS) and 205 Newton-meters of torque and provides the MX-5 with instantaneous throttle response and thrifty fuel consumption for an exciting fun-to-drive experience every time. It’s i-Activsense Safety Technologies, such as Adaptive LED Headlamps, Smart City Brake Support and Lane Departure Warning, that are available in the top-spec MX-5, provide an extra measure of safe and protection.

As with every available Mazda, all 2022 MX-5s are covered by Mazda Philippines’ 5-Year Free Service Plan. It covers the expenses of periodic maintenance at either 6-month or 10,000-kilometer intervals, for up to 5 years or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. Mazda customers will enjoy the peace of mind of not having to worry about PMS budgeting and cost inflation concerns during the course of their ownership experience. And with its 3-Year Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty, owning an MX-5 continues to be an enriching and fulfilling experience.

“With over close to 1,000 examples sold by our distributorship since 2014, the Mazda MX-5 continues to be a popular and highly regarded sports car in the Philippines”, stated Steven Tan. “Mazda’s lightweight, open-top formula as seen on the MX-5 has consistently been realized for more than 30 years. But we believe there is still room to involve the driver even more and enhance the emotional bond with his car. That is why we are continuing to elevate this already unique driving experience with the introduction of new features and owner-initiated options that will make future MX-5 owners even happier and fulfilled.”

Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. (Mazda Philippines) is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Mazda Philippines’ exemplary after-sales service record has been ranked #1 in the industry twice in the 2016 and 2019 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study.  There are 16 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Sta.  Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, and Mazda Davao. Schedule a visit to your nearest dealer to experience the 2022 Mazda MX-5.