Subang, Selangor, Malaysia (Berjaya Auto Berhad)
Rayong, Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door MPV|
|Platform||Mazda BK platform|
|Engine||2.0 L SkyActiv-G (PE-VPS) I4
2.0 L MZR I4
2.3 L MZR I4
6-Speed SkyActiv-Drive Automatic
|Wheelbase||2,850 mm (112.2 in) |
|Length||4,715 mm (185.6 in)|
|Width||1,770 mm (69.7 in)|
|Height||1,835 mm (72.2 in)|
|Curb weight||1,660 kg (3,660 lb)|
The Mazda Biante is an 8-seater large MPV introduced for the Japanese market in 2008 by Mazda. The car fits between the Premacy and MPV in Mazda's range. The Biante is aimed at young couples with small children. The name "Biante" is derived from the Italian word for environment, ambiente.
It had five grades; 20S, 20CS, 23S, 20C and Granz.
20CS was the cheapest of its grade, similar to 20C but no fog lamps, and really standard, and no longer available. This grade was the first grade to use Nanoe ion filter from Panasonic.
23S, along with 20S and 20CS, also shown in 2008, using the 2260 cc engine, and an exclusive color for its grade, Chili Orange Mica. Now,[when?] along with 20CS, this grade is no longer available.
20S is the grade which appeared in its debut in 2008 and the i-Stop feature introduced in 2009. Until now[when?] it still running, now it is only available with SKYACTIV, meanwhile the original are discontinued.
20C, the replacement of 20CS, appeared in 2010, with fog lamps, but in several years later, this grade had no fog lamps. It replaces the 20CS and for now and later, this grade is among the cheapest of Biante grades.
Later, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011, Granz grade was unveiled, with the LED back lamps, new chrome, new bumper, bigger grille, alumunium metallic color, Alleru allergy buster from Panasonic again. Also, 'replacing' the 23S, for now this grade is among the most expensive of all Biante grades.
In May 2013, the Skyactiv G-2.0 Biante was unveiled. Three grades were available with this technology; 20C, 20S and Granz. The difference of original and Skyactiv Biantes are, the original Biantes were 5-speed A/T and AWD while the Skyactiv versions are SKYACTIV-Drive with 6-speed A/T and 2WD (FF).
The Biante was launched in Indonesia at Indonesia International Motor Show 2012. Indonesia is the first country outside Japan that sold the Biantes. During the exhibition, sales exceeded the target of 1300 units of Mazda Biante.
Later in Indonesia International Motor Show 2013, the Skyactiv Biante (Similar to Granz-Skyactiv in Japan) was unveiled in Indonesia, with 6-speed automatic transmission. And later, several countries later in next months in that year, also announce the Biante launch, except Indonesia, they only sold the Skyactiv (Granz-Skyactiv in Japan) version. Those countries are Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei, and Singapore.
- "Biante spec". mazda.co.id. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- Media related to Mazda Biante at Wikimedia Commons