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2010/12/02


Upgraded Mazda Biante on Sale in Japan

- All models feature higher quality seats; range-topping 23S grade has enhanced equipment levels -

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today commenced sales of the upgraded Mazda Biante in the Japanese market. The freshened mid-sized tall "high-roof" minivan goes on sale today at all Mazda, Mazda Autozam and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan.

Mazda Biante 20S (FWD model with i-stop)
Mazda Biante 20S (FWD model with i-stop)

 

All upgraded Biante model grades come with seats upholstered in thick, Jacquard woven fabric for an improved quality feel. The top-of-the-range 23S model grade also comes with an expanded catalog of standard equipment. The previously optional Clean Air Package, which protects against allergens and viruses and includes a cabin deodorizer, and the Comfort Package, which aids driving at night and in the rain, are now both fitted as standard equipment.

 

All 2.0-liter front-wheel-drive Biante model grades qualify for Japan's eco-car tax reduction program, with i-stop models gaining a 75-percent reduction and other models gaining a 50-percent reduction.

 

Main features of the upgraded Mazda Biante

  • All model grades come with Jacquard woven fabric seat covers, replacing the previous Jersey fabric.
  • The Clean Air Package is standard equipment on the 23S model grade. It includes a nanoe ion*1 air purification system, an Alleru [Allergy] Buster®*2 air filter that removes allergens and viruses, a ceiling-mounted cabin deodorizer and a rear heater.
  • The Comfort Package is standard equipment on the 23S model grade. It includes Mazda's auto-light system (which automatically switches on the vehicle headlights according to ambient light conditions), front rain-sensing wipers, water-repellant front door windows and door mirrors, and 'Cleanable seats' covered with an easy-wipe coating.

 

  • *1: "Nanoe" is a trademark of Panasonic Electric Works, Ltd.
  • *2: Alleru [Allergy] Buster is a registered trademark of Panasonic co., Ltd.

 

Manufacturer's suggested retail prices

(* price of model in the attached photo)

Grade Drive Engine Transmission Price (yen) Tax
reduction
With tax Without tax
20CS FWD 2.0L DOHC
DISI
5-speed EC-AT 2,131,500 2,030,000 50%
4WD 4-speed EC-AT 2,420,500 2,305,239 -
i-stop SMART
EDITION II
FWD 2.0L DOHC
DISI i-stop
5-speed EC-AT 2,260,000 2,152,381 75%
20S FWD* 2.0L DOHC
DISI i-stop
5-speed EC-AT 2,499,000 2,380,000 75%
4WD 2.0L DOHC
DISI
4-speed EC-AT 2,788,000 2,655,239 -
23S FWD 2.3L DOHC 5-speed EC-AT
(with manual mode)
2,760,000 2,628,572 -
  • - A separate recycling fee of 14,590 yen is necessary in addition to the manufacturer's suggested retail prices listed above. If the curtain and front side SRS airbag system is selected as a factory-installed option, the fee is 15,160 yen.
  • - DISI: Direct Injection Spark Ignition

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