Mazda Motor Corporation has introduced a fully redesigned AZ-Wagon micro-mini range in Japan, the car’s first redesign in five years.
|Mazda’s new AZ-Wagon. Click to enlarge.|
Under Japan’s 10-15 mode test cycle, model grades with naturally aspirated engines, a direct overhead camshaft (DOHC) and variable-valve timing (VVT) achieve fuel economy up to 23.5 km/L (55 mpg US, 4.26 L/100km) (front-wheel drive (FWD) grades with five-speed manual transmission).
Model grades with turbocharged engines and a DOHC achieve fuel economy up to 21.5 km/L (51 mpg US, 4.65 L/100km) (FWD grades with CVT). All model grades offer fuel economy certified as either 15 or 25% better than Japan’s 2010 standards.
All models with naturally-aspirated engines qualify as Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (SU-LEV, i.e., exhaust emissions are 75% or more cleaner than the levels specified by the Japanese government’s 2005 exhaust emissions regulations). All grades with turbocharged engines qualify as Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (U-LEV, i.e., exhaust emissions are 50% or more cleaner than the levels specified by the Japanese government’s 2005 exhaust emissions regulations).
All FWD model grades with naturally aspirated engines and the four-wheel drive (4WD) grade with a five-speed manual transmission qualify for Japan’s Green Tax exemptions.