HIROSHIMA, Japan— Mazda Motor Corporation has given a fresh new look
to the high quality and fashionable Verisa compact, which goes on sale
from today at Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers throughout
Mazda Verisa L (2WD/4-speed AT with factory-installed option 15-inch aluminum
Thanks to its high-quality design and craftsmanship, the Verisa has
gained a reputation as a compact car a cut above the rest. Originally
launched in the Japanese market in June 2004, it has received high praise
for its design, value and noise reduction attributes.
To upgrade the interior, the freshened Mazda Verisa features seats with
brand new colors and materials, a high quality black metallic instrument
panel and chrome-finish parts. In addition, all- new, fashionable exterior
body colors have been introduced, such as the luminous "Crystal White
Pearl Mica", the vivid "Passion Orange Mica" and the stark "Stormy Blue
Mica." The exterior also has newly added chrome-finish parts and redesigned
alloy wheels. To aid nighttime driving, new equipment has been installed,
including indirect blue-LED interior lighting—which improves the ambience—and
built-in lamps in the door mirrors which illuminate the ground when getting
in and out of the vehicle.
Prices range from 1,560,000 yen - 1,849,000 yen (including consumption
tax). The monthly sales target for the Japanese market is set at 1,500
units a month. Verisa is only available for sale in Japan.
Main features of the freshened Verisa
The L-model Verisa comes with full-leather, two-tone black and
brown upholstery (changed from the half-leather design). The
C-model adopts a textured, plain-woven material in two colors-a
chic "dark red" and an "olive" color with a new hue.
||Instrument panel/shift pedal
The newly adopted black metallic panel has a beautiful luster.
Also, chrome-finish parts were added to the air-conditioning
knobs and the shift lever panel to further enhance the quality
A soft pad, which is accented with stitches, and a bright molding
were added to the door trim to attain a pleasant feel. The L-model
is also equipped with a black metallic switch panel for a higher-quality
Interior view of the Verisa "L" (genuine leather seats)
||The exterior is furnished with an improved "dress-up
package" (factory-installed options on the C-model, standard equipment
on the L-model).
Bright molding is employed on the front and rear bumpers and a
bright bezel wraps the front fog lamps that heighten Verisa's fashionable
||15-inch alloy wheels (factory-installed option)
Curved surfaces are embedded on the spokes, embellishing the vehicles high-quality
Newly added to the Verisa's body color range are the new colors Passion
Orange Mica and Stormy Blue Mica. Current Mazda body colors, Galaxy
Gray Mica and Crystal White Pearl Mica, were also added to the body
color range for a total of nine colors available for potential customers
to choose from. Passion Orange Mica is an exclusive color for the revamped
The following are newly adopted as standard features.
||Steering wheel with audio remote control switches
(for all models except for the "audio-less" specification model).
||Ground illumination lamps, which illuminate the ground
next to the car when a door lock is released, are installed in the
door mirrors (on all 2WD models).
||Indirect blue LED lighting for the interior.
The upgraded Verisa is equipped with the same powertrain as the current
model. Fuel economy is 18.4 km/liter (17.2 km/liter for the e-4WD models)
using the 10-15 mode test cycle. Like the prior model, the freshened
Verisa meets the 2005 emission reduction standard of 75% (Super Ultra-Low
Emission Level, SU-LEV).
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices
||(* Price for the L-model in the photo above)
||Standard equipment for Verisa, other than listed
above, are as follows:
Remote-controlled, colored door mirrors; chrome-finished outer
door handles; tinted glass (rear side/rear quarter/rear window);
UV-cut glass; heat-absorbing green glass (windshield glass/front
doors glass); advanced keyless entry & starter system (with
an answer back feature) & two advanced card-type keys; an upper
glove box (mirror and lighting for make-up); auto air conditioning
(with pollen filter); blackout meters; electrically-controlled
power steering with a vehicle speed sensor; tilt steering; audio
system with AM/FM radio and CD player with a two-speaker system;
driver and front passenger SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
airbags; all-wheel ABS (four wheel Antilock Braking System); an
electronic brake force distribution system) and an assisted braking
system, among other features.
||The vehicle's price increases by 31,500 yen (with
tax) when a special paint color, Crystal White Pearl Mica, is selected.
||An 11,280 yen recycling fee is required at time
of purchase. (However, it is 11,850 yen when curtain & front
and side SRS airbags are adopted [as a factory-installed option].)