Special Edition and Limited Edition Mazda Biante Minivans on Sale in Japan to Commemorate Mazda's 90th Anniversary
HIROSHIMA, Japan—As part of celebrations marking its 90th anniversary, Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the sales launch of special edition and limited edition versions of its mid-size, tall “high-roof” Biante minivan for the Japanese market. Both the special edition Mazda Biante “i-stop SMART EDITION II” and the limited edition Mazda Biante “i-stop SMART EDITION II NAVI SPECIAL” come with Mazda’s unique idling stop technology, i-stop, and go on sale today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealerships throughout Japan.
Based on the Mazda Biante 20CS, the Biante i-stop SMART EDITION II is equipped with Mazda’s fuel-saving i-stop system. It also features popular factory-installed options including power dual sliding rear doors, a ‘nanoe ion’ air purification system*1, an Alleru [Allergy] Buster®*2 air filter that removes allergens and viruses, and seats that are upholstered with an easy-wipe fabric.
The limited edition Biante i-stop SMART EDITION II NAVI SPECIAL is based on the Biante i-stop SMART EDITION II. It also includes an HDD navigation system and a parking assist system at a reasonable price. Production is limited to 600 units.
The special edition and limited edition versions of the Biante qualify for Japan’s eco-car incentive program and 75 percent tax reductions under the government’s eco-car tax reduction program.
*1 “Nanoe” is a trademark of Panasonic Electric Works, Ltd.
Main features of the special edition Mazda Biante i-stop SMART EDITION II
Main features of the limited edition Mazda Biante i-stop SMART EDITION II (limited to 600 units)