Mazda Launches Special Edition Premacy in Japan

Mazda has just announced a new special edition of the Premacy, also known as Mazda5 in international markets, which will be exclusively available in Japan. The car is already available in dealerships across the country, including Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam.

Specifically, the new version, codenamed 20CS Smart Edition, is based on the 20CS model grade and comes with a wide array of premium technologies, including chrome inner door handles and silver front power window switch panels. Furthermore, it is 87,000 yen ($980) cheaper than the standard version, according to an official press release rolled out by the Japanese company.

There will be five exterior body colors available, as it follows: Stormy Blue Mica, Brilliant Black, Aluminum Metallic, Radiant Ebony Mica and Crystal White Pearl Mica.

It is still powered by a 2.0-liter DISI engine when mated to a 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission or a 2.0-liter engine with four-wheel drive when fitted with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the FWD version is 1,799,000 yen ($20,300), while the 4WD has a price tag of 2,035,000 yen ($23,000).

The Premacy is offered worldwide with four engine configurations, two diesels and two petrol. The top-of-the-range version is the 2.0-liter gasoline unit that develops a maximum power of 146 hp and 185 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This means the car can spring from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds while achieving a top speed of 120.5 mph (194 km/h). Fuel consumption figures are 22.2 mpg (10.6 L/100Km) city and 37.3 mpg (6.3 L/100Km) highway.


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