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Pre-Orders Start for All-New Mazda Biante Minivan

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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.


Mazda Biante (version intended for market launch)
Mazda Biante (version intended for market launch)


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

Grade Drive Engine Transmission Price (yen)
With tax Without tax
DISI (Direct Injection)
5EC-AT 2,199,000 2,094,286
4WD 4EC-AT 2,488,000 2,369,524
20S FWD 5EC-AT 2,400,000* 2,285,715
4WD 4EC-AT 2,689,000 2,560,953
(with manual mode)
2,650,000 2,523,810
Note:  The figures in the table above are scheduled prices as of May 26, 2008. They do not include prices of optional packages.


Specifications for the Mazda Biante (tentative)

Engine 2.0L DOHC
DISI (Direct Injection)
DISI (Direct Injection)
Transmission Electronically
controlled 5-speed AT
controlled 5-speed AT
(with manual mode)
controlled 4-speed AT
Drive FWD 4WD
Overall length x
Overall width x
Overall height (mm)
4715 x 1770 x 1835 4715 x 1770 x 1855
Displacement (cc) 1,998 2,260 1,998
Weight (kg) 1,640 1,650 1,750
Seating capacity 8 people


The latest information and images are available on the Biante custom website (in Japanese only) at: On this homepage an opt-in e-magazine service is also available (in Japanese only).


*1:  The most interior space in the 2,000cc minivan class (3 rows of seats, domestically manufactured people carrier) based on cabin length, height and width. According to a survey conducted by Mazda in May 2008.
*2:  “Nanoe” is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
*3:  Alleru [Allergy] Buster® is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)