Mazda AZ-Wagon

Mazda has just unveiled the new Mazda AZ-Wagon in Japan, which is a badge engineering project based on the Suzuki Wagon-R. Two different exterior styling options are available. The “standard” model is the AZ-Wagon while those who want racier looks can opt for the AZ-Wagon Custom Style which is also the range-topping model.

Two engine options are available – either a normally aspirated 660cc DOHC VVT engine with 54 PS at 6,500rpm and 64Nm of torque at 3,500rpm or a turbocharged 660cc DOHC engine producing 64 PS at 6,000rpm and 95Nm of torque at 3,000rpm.

The transmission options can be quite confusing. The AZ-Wagon is available either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed auto, while the AZ-Wagon XT with the turbocharged engine comes with a CVT gearbox.

The AZ-Wagon Custom Style does not have manual transmission versions, but the CVT is also available for the normally aspirated engines. The turbocharged engines are available only with a CVT but it differs from the CVT in the AZ-Wagon turbo as the gearbox also has a 7-speed manual mode.

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Mazda AZ-Wagon

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