HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation began taking orders today for the newly developed Mazda Biante minivan at Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers throughout Japan. The sales launch is set for July 8, 2008. The Mazda Biante is only available for purchase in Japan.
The Biante is a mid-size ‘tall (high roof) minivan’ with seating for eight passengers. It will be offered with a choice of Mazda’s 2.0-liter direct injection (DISI) or 2.3-liter engine. It features distinctive, athletic styling and superior dynamic performance that provides a sense of security. The Biante also offers a clean and comfortable cabin with best-in-class interior space*1. The passenger cabin’s “clean interior” includes a ‘nanoe ion’ air purification system*2, an Alleru [Allergy] Buster*3 unit (a particulate filter to aid allergy sufferers), a deodorizer in the cabin ceiling and non-absorbent seat fabric in case of spillages.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the Mazda Biante
* Price of the model in the attached photo
Specifications for the Mazda Biante (tentative)
The latest information and images are available on the Biante custom website (in Japanese only) at: http://www.biante.mazda.co.jp/pre/. On this homepage an opt-in e-magazine service is also available (in Japanese only).