Wednesday, April 18, 2012
UPDATED: More Leaks from the Upcoming Mazda Revolution Event
UPDATE: We just received word from Mazda Philippines that the BT-50 and CX-9 2WD won't be launching at the Mazda Revolution. Oh well. Still, you can't deny the sales reps are saying that these two cars will be launching real soon!
You just have to had it to overeager sales reps. Just a few days before the official launch of the all-new Mazda3 and CX-5 at the Mazda Revolution tent event, we've uncovered some more interesting tidbits about the upcoming event. It seems that it's not only the CX-5 and the Mazda3 seeing the light of day at the Mazda Revolution but we'll be seeing the all-new BT-50 pick-up as well as a new variant of the CX-9 full-sized crossover. We'll also be seeing a slight price adjustment (upward) of the Mazda2.
According to several sales reps, the all-new BT-50 (from which the all-new Ranger is still loosely based) will make its debut at the Mazda Revolution. This pick-up is said to be made available with 3 variants: 4x2 MT (P 1,300,000), 4x2 AT (P 1,350,000) and 4x4 AT (P 1,490,000). The 4x2 models will be powered by a 2.2-liter engine while the 4x4 will have the 3.2-liter inline-5 with 200 horsepower.
Aside from the BT-50, the CX-9 will get an "entry-level" model. Priced at P 2,096,000, this CX-9 will still be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 but driven solely by the front wheels. No word if whether there's a reduction in features (most likely).
Lastly, the Mazda2 sub-compact will see a slight price adjustment effective this April. The 1.3 4DR and 5DR models are now P 724,000, 1.5 4DR MT is P 762,000 AT is P 815,000, and finally 1.5 5DR AT is P 825,000.
Whether or not these sales rep talk comes true, we'll have to find out on Friday, April 20. Of course, we'll be live at the Mazda Revolution event so follow us on twitter:
And if you happen to be at the Bonifacio Global City this weekend, Mazda is also inviting you to test drive any of its new models from Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, April 22 again at the NBC Tent.