Mazda Launches Special ‘Navi Edition’ Axela In Japan

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.

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 air purification system, an Alleru [Allergy] Buster® 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.