The Mazda Biante is a model that slots between the Mazda 5 and 8 in the carmaker’s MPV model line-up. This fully imported Japanese people carrier is an eight-seat 'high-roof' MPV which is aimed at a market that is occupied by the likes of the Nissan Serena S Hybrid, Peugeot 5008 and Kia Grand Carnival. According to the marque, this is their first MPV which features the SkyActiv drivetrain and technologies. Offered only in a sole variant here it carries a price tag of RM148,900.
The Mazda Biante is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Skyactiv-G petrol engine that is mated to the brand’s six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic gearbox. With its rated engine power output of 149 hp and 190 Nm of torque, and equipped with the i-Stop idling start/stop system, the model is claimed to achieve a combined fuel consumption figure of 7.4L/100km.
In terms of kit count, it comes equipped with 16-inch alloy rims wrapped with 205/60 tyres, front fog lights, power retractable side mirrors with turn signals, halogen headlamps and dual power sliding doors.
The cabin gets features such as light-coloured fabric upholstery, leather steering wheel and gear knob, tilt and telescopic multi-functional steering wheel, paddle shifters, front and rear sensors, reverse camera, split folding second and third-row seats as well as automatic air-conditioning with 'nano-e' air purification system. The third-row seat also features a sliding function, useful when requiring more luggage space.
In terms of entertainment, there is a four-speaker sound system alongside a seven-inch screen that supports navigation, DVD and USB input. There are also two headrest monitors to keep the rear passengers entertained during the journey.
Safety wise, there are only two airbags and ESP in the Mazda Biante.
All new Mazda vehicles are entitled to a 5 Years/100,000km Manufacturing Warranty and 3 Years/60,000km Free Maintenance according to manufacturer’s standards. Mazda customers will enjoy an absolute 3-year free scheduled maintenance; including labour, parts, and lubricants.
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- Body Type: MPV
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 1998 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 8
- Price: RM 140,515
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