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Mazda Atenza Sedan

Mazda Launches Fully Atenza

– The all-new Atenza delivers advanced and safety features coupled superb high speed and comfort –

HIROSHIMA, Motor Corporation has announced the of the fully remodeled Mazda (known as the all-new Mazda6 in Japan. Available in three styles – Sedan, (5-door hatchback), and Sport – Mazda’s globally mid-size car goes on sale today at all Mazda and Mazda dealerships throughout Japan.

Mazda Atenza Sedan (FWD model with MZR engine and five-speed automatic

All-new Mazda Atenza 25EX

(FWD model MZR 2.5-liter engine and five-speed transmission)

Developed in line Mazda’s Zoom-Zoom evolution the all-new Mazda Atenza’s theme is “Bold Exquisite.” The look expresses a combination of and delicate grace in all three styles. Sporty and sophisticated design creates an environment in drivers can experience real pleasure, comfort and a feeling of

Launched in Japan in May 2002, the generation Atenza combined and attractive styling with driving performance. Now, the generation model takes characteristics one step further substantially enhanced environmental and performance. With top class it features improved high stability, ride quality and providing enhanced comfort worthy of the “ultimate high long-distance touring car.”

newly developed MZR 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to and six-speed automatic transmissions are newly combined with Adaptive Shift (AAS) further evolve the exceptional dynamics that were acclaimed on the first Atenza. The Atenza is larger than its but increased use of high tensile has helped reduce the overall weight.

In combination with the aerodynamics, this contributes to fuel economy. To lower costs, the use of regular gasoline is now for all model grades.

Safety on the all-new Mazda Atenza Japan’s first rear monitoring system. When at speeds over 60 kilometers per this system uses to detect vehicles approaching behind and alerts the driver.

new feature is CF-Net (Cross Network) functionality, a combination of on the steering wheel with a display at the top of the instrument panel, provide simple control of all including air conditioning and audio. helps the driver focus on the and reduces hand movement from the steering wheel.

Other safety attributes Dynamic Stability Control and Mazda’s Traction Control (TCS) as standard equipment on all the model grades. Mazda’s safety equipment and functionality safe and comfortable driving.

suggested retail prices from 2,070,000 to 2,500,000 yen for the Mazda Atenza Sedan, to 2,670,000 yen for the Sport version, and 2,200,000 to 2,670,000 yen for the Sport model (all prices consumption tax).

*1: Active Shift control: This has a slope control function assesses both the gradient and of a road as well as driver such as acceleration and brake to automatically select the optimal

Main features of the all-new

1. Design: Sporty and dignified

The theme for the all-new Mazda is “Bold Exquisite.” The design is and adventurous, with an exquisite based on Japanese aesthetics. Mazda’s traditional athletic but with augmented driving the new Atenza’s design leaves a impression of refined sophistication and class.


– The new Sedan has an arched roof distinctive, elegant lines. The side silhouette adds a quality to the Sport model, the Sport Wagon attracts the eye its stretched rear section. All body styles have own distinctive attractions.

– The model’s athletic impression by its round, prominent wheel and short overhang is preserved, tension and dynamism are expressed in the Atenza through the smooth, surfaces of the fenders contrasted the sharper edges that the bonnet.

– The all-new new front end design features with a subtle, modern a larger five-point grille, lower air intakes and vertical-type fog

– Viewed from the the flowing roofline and bodyline a sense of flow toward the The large rear combination lights wrap the rear corner edges for a premium

– Six colors are newly including Lilac Silver which was developed exclusively for the Atenza. A total of 11 body are available for customers to choose


– A sportier, sophisticated interior design was To communicate sportiness, Mazda focused on a cockpit-like driving predicated on driving pleasure and quality, to provide a driving with better visibility, and ample legroom.

– The and door trim design gentle surfaces and mechanical From the passengers’ seats the dashboard appears to be floating.

Improved cabin quality from the combination of newly grains on the plastic surfaces, the use of materials and a consistent glossy on the interior furnishings.

– White genuine leather are matched with the ‘Crystal’ instrument panel garnish on the and 20E model grades. For the 25EX a combination of black genuine seats with the ‘Zebra’ instrument panel garnish is available as an option.

– A of sporty black half-leather with the ‘Line’ decorative panel garnish (based on the of a shooting-star) is available for the 25Z grade. black fabric seats a wavy pattern are also with the ‘Line’ garnish for the 25S Modern black fabric with sharp patterns combined with dark decorative paneling for the interior of the 25F, 20C and 20F grades.

2. Dynamic Advanced high quality performance that allows the to enjoy a feeling of oneness the vehicle

Dynamic performance, brakes and handling were to ensure the all-new Atenza to the driver’s intentions with precision. The ride quality and were also significantly over the previous model, for a level of comfort and feeling of


– The all-new is equipped with Mazda’s developed MZR 2.5-liter engine, a up from the previous model’s version. By increasing torque at all speeds, linear acceleration and response were achieved. engine emissions cleaner ever before and the recommended changed to regular gasoline previously, premium gasoline was the fuel for all the 2.3-liter models the new Atenza is more environmentally-friendly and to run.

The highly acclaimed MZR engine is also available.

Electrically controlled five-speed and automatic (Activematic) transmissions are with the Active Adaptive (AAS) system that is featured on the Mazda RX-8. setup delivers a linear and ride by selecting the optimal for the particular driving condition. An six-speed manual transmission is on the 25Z and 25S grades of the Atenza Sport and Wagon.

– Mazda’s electrically-controlled Torque Split All-Wheel-Drive is equipped on the four-wheel-drive models. transfer is optimized for the front and axle in accordance with road surfaces and driving


– The shapes of the mirrors, front bumper rear combination lights and were optimized for improved On the FWD grades with the 2.5-liter a horseshoe-shaped deflector is fitted to the air flow under the floor. The resulted in top-class Cd values for the Sedan and Sport and 0.28 for the Wagon).

– The front double wishbone and rear multi-link suspension arrangements a secure driving feel outstanding straight-line stability and in all driving conditions.

– drive power steering is for the FWD models and delivers optimal at all speeds.

– The use of high steel was expanded to reduce the bodyweight in order to improve dynamics and fuel economy. rigidity was improved by about 45 and torsional rigidity by approximately 30 (in all Sport grades).


By using a dual mass pulley and flexible flywheel (for the six-speed MT), the noise when accelerating was improved (for all the 2.5-liter

– The designs of the center suspension and door seals improved to enhance drivability and reduce road noise.

Wind noise was reduced by the shapes of the A-pillars and door and increasing the door rigidity to sealing.

3. Equipment: New functionality for comfort and feeling of security

daily journeys to high touring, new features and functionality comfortable and leisurely driving and a “further evolution of Zoom-Zoom.”

The Cross Functional-Network (CF-Net) is a newly installed feature. on the steering wheel enable of all systems, such as audio, air and the trip computer. A center showing related information is in the upper instrument panel to reduce driver eye movement from the road.

The system is easy to understand and because the display structure was aligned with the switch for enhanced user-friendliness.

– A automatic air conditioner with a filter is equipped in the all-new Atenza. It features improved capacity, air volume and quietness. can be independently adjusted from the seat and front passenger’s

– The Bose® sound with eight speakers was developed for the Atenza. It delivers and dynamic sound to all occupants in the It is equipped with Bose’s driving noise compensation AudioPilot.TM (Available for all grades the 20F and 25C as a factory-installed set option.)

– The HDD satellite navigation system a 7-inch display enhances with its speech recognition It includes a Bluetooth® hands-free that can be controlled by voice or switches embedded in the steering It is compatible with Mazda’s Alpha system (available as set option on all models).

– The can start and stop the engine by a button. This feature can be with Mazda’s advanced entry system for the 25EX, 25Z and 25S as a factory-installed set option.

– A illumination feature helps a comfortable cabin space. the driver’s door is closed, a of lights moves from the to the top of the center panel. Whenever the controls are used, soft LEDs embedded behind the light up in response.

4. Packaging and sporty styling balanced convenient packaging

Further the functionality of the previous model, the Mazda Atenza provides user-friendly and innovative features.

Optimized header design the windshield meets the roof) top class forward-upward visibility. rear seat headrests for an unobstructed rear view.

Top class rear seat was achieved by extending the rear leg room by 13 millimeters.

– The and Sport Wagon offer 519 of cargo space, and the Sport 510 liters. The 60:40 split seats allow for increased of luggage space.

– A developed karakuri tonneau automatically lifts up when the lift gate is opened for improved convenience when and unloading cargo.

5. Environmental and safety features: that embodies evolved

– Mazda’s Dynamic Control (DSC) and Traction System (TSC) support and linear driving (standard on grades, available as a factory-installed set on 2.0-liter grades).

– The Atenza features Japan’s rear vehicle monitoring At speeds over 60 kilometers per this system detects approaching from the rear and the driver (on all 25EX and 25Z and 25S FWD grades). Precrash Safety System oncoming obstacles, alerts the and, if necessary, automatically the brakes.

Additionally, a motor the seatbelts prior to a crash to effectively restrain the occupants as a factory-installed set option on 25EX, 25Z and 25S FWD with automatic transmissions).

Mazda’s Radar Cruise System uses a radar to measure the speed and distance of the in front and automatically controls and deceleration to maintain a preset (available as a factory-installed set option on 25Z and 25S FWD grades with automatic

– The adaptive front system (AFS) with headlights dramatically improves visibility (standard on Sport and Wagon 25EX and 25Z grades and as a factory-installed set option on all other except 25C and 20F).

– sensor: A total of eight sensors in the front and rear sense the distance to obstacles the corners of the car and deliver a series of beeps to help the driver in tight spaces (available as a set option on all grades except 25C and

– Front Seat Headrests are installed on a Mazda for the first time. The headrests the risk of neck injuries in the of a rear end collision.

– The Atenza boasts top class reduced roll resistance and is with electric power (FWD grades) and LED brake It delivers significantly improved and safety as well as a two percent in fuel economy even it is larger than the outgoing

– While engine has increased, the all-new Atenza’s emissions are as clean as ever grades achieve exhaust that are 75 percent or lower the levels required by the Japanese 2005 exhaust emissions All 4WD grades achieve exhaust that are 50 percent or lower the regulations.)

– By using polypropylene and other reusable materials in a of parts, the all-new Atenza is 90 percent*2 recyclable.

– with low proportions of volatile compounds (VOC) are used for resins, paints and adhesives. are less than those in guidelines set by Japan’s Ministry of Labor and Welfare.

*2: Calculations for new car are based on 1998 industry

Manufacturer’s suggested retail for the Atenza model grades

of the model in the attached photo

type Grade Drive Transmission Price (yen)

tax Without tax

Sedan 20C FWD MZR 2.0L 2,070,000 1,971,429

20E FWD MZR 2.0L 2,280,000 2,171,429

25EX FWD MZR 5EC-AT 2,500,000* 2,380,953

25F 4WD MZR 6EC-AT 2,370,000 2,257,143

20C FWD MZR 2.0L 5EC-AT 2,280,000

25C 4WD MZR 2.5L 6EC-AT 2,460,000

25S FWD MZR 2.5L 6MT 2,410,000 2,295,239

2,460,000 2,342,858

4WD 6EC-AT 2,542,858

25Z FWD MZR 2.5L 6MT 2,620,000

5EC-AT 2,670,000 2,542,858

FWD MZR 2.5L 5EC-AT 2,670,000

Sport Wagon 20F FWD MZR 2.0L 2,200,000 2,095,239

20C FWD MZR 2.0L 2,280,000 2,171,429

25C 4WD MZR 2.5L 2,460,000 2,342,858

25S FWD MZR 2.5L 6MT 2,295,239

5EC-AT 2,460,000

4WD 6EC-AT 2,670,000 2,542,858

25Z FWD MZR 6MT 2,620,000 2,495,239

5EC-AT 2,542,858

25EX FWD MZR 2.5L 2,670,000 2,542,858

– A recycling fee is necessary in addition to the suggested retail prices above. The fee is 13,230 yen for the Sedan, yen for the Sport, and 13,630 yen for the Sport models (the fees are for grades with SRS curtain and side SRS airbags).

– If the body color, Crystal Pearl Mica is selected, the increases by 31,500 yen (including

– The Sport Wagon 20F is available on request.

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