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Mazda Releases Redesigned AZ-Wagon i in Japan

– New special needs model provides improved user-friendliness and greater peace of mind –

2009 Mazda AZ-Wagon i (four-seat version) - Japan

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the launch of its redesigned Mazda AZ-Wagon i, a special needs vehicle equipped with a sloping access ramp for wheelchairs. The new model is based on the fully redesigned AZ-Wagon micro-mini that was launched in Japan in September 2008. Sales commence today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini, and Mazda Autozam dealerships throughout Japan.

The new AZ-Wagon i has a wide opening at the rear and a spacious cabin with a high roof. Other enhancements designed for wheelchair users include a new three-point seatbelt and a handrail on both sides of the rear cabin, as standard equipment. Additionally, user-friendliness is also improved for caregivers by a sloping entry/exit ramp that is gentler than the previous model.

Main features of the all-new AZ-Wagon i
– New three-point seatbelt for wheelchair users (the previous model was equipped with a two-point seatbelt)
– A handrail on both sides of the rear cabin provides extra support and comes as standard equipment
– Easier wheelchair access due to the lower floor and gentler sloping ramp
– Anti-theft immobilizer fitted as standard equipment

Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the all-new AZ-Wagon i

Model Engine Drive Transmission Seating
capacity
Price (yen)
AZ-Wagon i DOHC VVT FWD 4-speed AT 3 1,497,000
4 1,521,000
The prices include vehicle and accessories. The AZ-Wagon i is exempt from Japan’s consumption tax.
A separate recycling fee of 11,640 yen is necessary in addition to the manufacturer’s suggested prices listed above.
The four-seat version has a folding rear seat; the three-seat version has no rear seat.

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