HIROSHIMA,Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has released the all-new Mazda Familia Van. A commercial vehicle for the Japanese market, the new Familia Van has many improved and practical features, and goes on sale nationwide today at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers.
Enhancements to the Familia Van include a larger cargo space with greatly increased capacity. The cargo floor has been lowered and flattened, and the rear liftgate aperture increased, to facilitate loading and unloading of items in the trunk area. The cabin is packed with features to maximize use of the available space: a foldaway table that is attached to the passenger seatback which can support a computer; a center console box with a whiteboard dry-erase writing surface built onto its lid; and a tray which can hold a briefcase at the rear of the center console, to name a few. Additionally, all models meet Japan’s 2005 exhaust emission standards, with the 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter versions qualifying for the Japanese government’s Green Tax exemptions.
The target sales volume for the entire Familia Van model range is 300 units a month.
Main features of the upgraded Familia Van
Significantly improved cargo area
Outstanding low emissions and fuel consumption
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the other Familia Van models (which have not undergone any changes)