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05-09-2008, 08:07 AM
Mazda Biante (
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced its newly developed eight-seat minivan, the Mazda Biante, which will go on sale in Japan during summer 2008. (
The name ‘Biante’ was coined from the English word, ‘ambient,’ to create the impression of a unified interior space that contributes to an enjoyable and comfortable in-car experience for all the vehicle’s occupants. (
Developed exclusively for the Japanese market, the Biante features best-in-class interior space, distinctive, athletic styling and superior dynamic performance. All of which provides the driver and passengers with a pleasing driving experience.

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falcon lover
05-09-2008, 09:57 AM
Ouch! My worst nigthmares come true with this thing on wheels: the headligths meet windshield!!!!!!!

What's heel are those holes in the front of the car ??? And the identations in the laterals walls of this minibus are horribles!!!!

Ok, i want to see Nagare-inspired cars from Mazda, not this kind of bad design.

C'mon Mazda, you are the king of good desing (CX-7; CX-9 ; New 6 ; new 2), dont send your reputation to the trash

05-09-2008, 11:52 AM

in the 2nd pic (interior)
no way, no how do I see how 8 seats would fit IF anyone was expected to SIT in them
was 8 a typo?

05-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Is it me or is the lower bumper borrowed from Chevy Malibu?

05-09-2008, 05:41 PM
considering that this will not leave the Japanese Island im OK with it

05-11-2008, 02:08 AM
I think it's quite cool looking for a JDM Van. It reminds me somewhat
of the Toyota Estima/Tarago (Previa).

05-11-2008, 02:29 AM
Hi, Diesel!!! :)

well, on your recommendation I'm trying to re-consider it
I like the Thugota better :eek:

It's clean a bit a swoopy & the Biante has soooo many gimmicky stuck-on thingies - - practically everywhere there's room to stick something on!
on a practical side - do the reardoor windows go down at All?
sure they couldn't go all the way down
and why have the reardoors so wide when the openings they produce are so much narrower?

guess I'm sticking with "eww" :(