Tuesday, June 9, 1998

Familia suggested retail prices

S-wagon(In thousand yen)

Drive Engine Grade Transaxle Tokyo/Nagoya
Sapporo Sendai

S 5MT 1,394 1,444 1,414
4EC-AT 1,469 1,519 1,489
Type ZL-VE
R 5MT 1,585 1,635 1,605 #
4EC-AT 1,660 1,710 1,680
4WD Type ZL-DE
S-4 5MT 1,585 1,635 1,605
4EC-AT 1,660 1,710 1,680
Type FP-DE
R-4 5MT 1,789 1,839 1,809
4EC-AT 1,864 1,914 1,884

Familia retail prices
Familia suggested retail prices

Sedan(In thousand yen)

Drive Engine Grade Transaxle Tokyo/Nagoya
Sapporo Sendai
FWD Type B3-ME
ES 5MT 991 1,041 1,011 1,001
4EC-AT 1,066 1,116 1,086 1,076
JS 5MT 1,188 1,238 1,208 1,198
4EC-AT 1,263 1,313 1,283 1,273
Type ZL-DE
LS 5MT 1,309 1,359 1,329 1,319 #
4EC-AT 1,384 1,434 1,404 1,394
Type ZL-VE
GS 5MT 1,507 1,557 1,527 1,517
4EC-AT 1,582 1,632 1,602 1,592
RX 5MT 1,503 1,553 1,523 1,513
4EC-AT 1,578 1,628 1,598 1,588
Type RF
2.0-liter Diesel
LS 5MT 1,390 1,440 1,410 1,400
4EC-AT 1,465 1,515 1,485 1,475
4WD Type ZL-DE
LS 5MT 1,554 1,604 1,574 1,564
4EC-AT 1,629 1,679 1,649 1,639

* Air conditioning and airbag on the passenger's seat are optional on the ES sedan. They can be installed for 201,000 yen.
* Specifications for all models of both the S-wagon and the sedan are for cold-weather areas.
* The manufacturer's price for the optional SRS side airbag with head protection function is 30,000 yen (all models except the ES sedan).
* The price for the optional glass sunroof with tilt function is 80,000 yen (R and R-4 S-wagons and RX sedan).
* Models marked with # are shown in the photographs.

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Familia main features

* Automatic air conditioning is standard on the R and R-4 S-wagon models and on the GS and RX sedans. Manual air conditioning is standard on the S and S-4 S-wagons and the JS and LS sedans (optional on the ES sedan).
* Anti-UV ray glass is used in the front doors of the S- wagons and in the front and rear doors and rear window of the sedans (all S-wagon models and all sedan models except the ES).
* Dark tinted glass is used on the rear doors, rear quarter windows, and rear window of the S-wagons (standard on the R and R-4 and optional on the S and S- 4).
* The power glass sunroof with tilt function is optional (R and R-4 models of the S-wagon and RX models of the sedan).
* TThe All-In-One AV Navigation System with VICS-compatible navigation system, AM/FM electronic tuner, cassette deck and CD deck is available as an option (all S-wagons and GS and RX sedans).
* The full-logic cassette deck with AM/FM electronic tuner is optional on the all S-wagon and JS and LS sedans. The AM/FM electronic tuner is standard on the LS and GS sedans and optional on the ES and JS sedans.
* The NARDI-manufactured leather-covered steering wheel with built-in airbag is available as an option (R and R-4 wagons and RX sedan).

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Familia world top level of safety

We have achieved a world top level of safety in both active safety, to prevent accidents, and passive safety, to minimize the impact received by passengers should an accident occur.

safety Mazda Familia
Mazda Familia - top level of safety

(1)Active safety
maru The elevated driver's position realizes a safer driving environment by affording a superb range of visibility and preventing fatigue during long travels.
maru Superior driving safety is achieved through the vehicle's handling stability and reliable braking system.
maru The four-wheel anti-lock braking system (4W-ABS) is standard equipment on all models. The choice of full-time or real-time four-wheel-drive systems enhances driving and braking stability even under poor conditions and provides exceptional capabilities for avoiding danger.
maru The A pillar gutter molding and door mirrors with rain control function prevent water from adhering to the side windows and mirror surfaces, increasing visibility during rainy weather.

(2)Passive safety
maru A highly rigid and safe MAGMA body
The highly rigid and safe MAGMA body consists of front and rear crumple zones that effectively absorb and disperse the energy from front or rear collisions along with a rigid cabin with a triple H structure that protects the passenger compartment during side impacts and rollovers. This body has met Japan's new Side Safety Collision Standards and satisfies the requirements of the latest European Collision Standards (offset front collision, side collision) slated to be introduced this fall.
maru Side impact bar and rear door catchpin
Side impact bars have been placed inside the front and rear doors and catchpins located on rear doors to minimize intrusion into the passenger compartment during a collision from the side.
maru SRS airbags for the driver's seat and the front passenger seat
The SRS airbag system for the driver's seat and front passenger seat is available for all models. (It is standard on all models except for the passenger seat on the ES sedan, where it is an option.)
maru SRS side airbags with head protection function
An SRS side airbag system with head protection function is available for the driver's seat and the front passenger seat. (It is an option for all models except the ES sedan.) The airbag inflates to protect the side of the upper body and head, preventing severe injury from contact with the side window or B pillar during a side collision. In addition, the side air bag is placed on the door side of the seat back surface, so it is always in the best position for passenger safety regardless of seat position.
maru Seatbelts with load limiters
Front seats feature a three-point ELR seatbelt with load limiter. (Equipped on the driver's seat for all models and on the passenger seat for models with the SRS airbag system.) Should an excessive load be applied to the seatbelt while in use, the load limiters come into effect to loosen the belt, reducing excessive strain on the occupant's chest.
maru Rear seatbelt with child seat attachment function
The three-point seatbelt on the outside rear seats has been fitted with a child seat attachment function. This enables seatbelt slack to be eliminated, securely holding the child seat.
maru Shock-absorbent interior
The shock-absorbent interior absorbs impact should any part of a passenger's body strike the vehicle's interior. Shock-absorbent material has been placed on the instrument panel and around the front door trim. Also, a ribbed structure has been used for the rear surface of the A pillar and B pillar trim.
maru Power window with automatic reversal function
The power window on the driver's seat features an automatic reversal function. When it detects that a hand or other object has been struck during autoclose, the window is automatically lowered 200 mm.

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Familia driving agility, ride comfort

To enhance driving pleasure, the perennial attraction of cars in general, the new Familia is equipped with an engine that both increases output and boasts fuel efficiency along with a newly developed automatic transmission that greatly increases shifting smoothness. In addition, the suspension system was developed to balance driving stability and comfort. Vibration and noise have also been reduced.

Mazda Familia used
driving agility, ride comfort

(1) Engine
Four types of gasoline engine are available, along with one diesel model. The 1.5-liter engine is equipped with the newly developed S-VT mechanism. It continuously varies the open-close timing of the air intake valves to produce the optimum valve timing under all driving conditions, from stop-and-go city driving to high-speed expressway driving. As a result, output and torque are increased while fuel consumption, CO2, and NOx emissions are all reduced.

Engine type Type FP-DE
Type ZL-VE
1.5-liter DOHC
Type ZL-DE
Type B3-ME
Type RF
Max. power (ps/rpm JIS net) 135/6,200 130/7,000 110/6,000 85/6,000 70/4,650
Max. torque (kg-m/rpm JIS net) 16.5/4,500 14.4/4,000 14.0/4,000 11.2/4,000 13.2/2,500
Fuel required Unleaded premium Light oil

(2) Transaxle
Two types of four-speed electronically controlled automatic transaxle (4EC-AT) as well as two 5-speed manual transaxle are available. The smoothness of shifting gears on front-wheel-drive vehicles has been greatly enhanced by the newly developed 4EC-AT automatic transaxle. It is equipped with such functions as Feedback Control and Learning Control, which provide the class top level quality of shift.

(3) 4-wheel-drive system
The R-4 version of the S-wagon, which is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine, features a full-time, viscous LSD equipped 4-wheel-drive system. The S-4 version of the S-wagon, which is equipped with a 1.5-liter engine, and the LS sedan have a rotary blade coupling type real-time 4-wheel-drive system in which the front wheels are normally used for drive but drive transfers also to the rear wheels if the rotation rates of the front and rear wheels diverge.

(4) Body
The body of the new Familia boasts improved rigidity overall as well as better local rigidity at the suspension mounting points. This makes it possible to extract the full performance capability of the suspension while reducing vibration and noise for a more comfortable ride.

(5) Chassis
The height of the suspension's front and rear roll centers has been optimized for improved cornering precision, enhanced stability when driving in a straight line, and better steering responsiveness. Also, on the four-wheel- drive models, newly developed dampers with low-velocity control valves help maintain operating stability when negotiating winding roads and absorb input from the road surface for a more comfortable ride.

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Familia dynamic design

The new Familia reflects Mazda's new design theme of "contrast in harmony." It achieves the optimum balance between functionality and styling, featuring Mazda's newly designed family face with an independent front grille and intricately-shaped headlights, as well as surfaces with a feel of energy and stability.

Mazda Familia exterior design
Mazda Familia exterior design

(1) Exterior
The S-wagon's design theme is "dynamic and sporty." The forward slanting D-pillars, the rugged fender archline, and the wide tread create a powerful yet stable body. The roofline slopes downward toward the back and the rear window has an inverted pentagonal shape. All of this combines to give the car a sporty look.

The Sedan's design theme is "dynamic and formal." Like on the S-wagon, the fenderline and wide treads creates a powerful yet stable look.The sedan's styling features wide C-pillars and wedge-shaped side views to produce a more classic effect.

Mazda Familia interior design
Mazda Familia interior design

(2) Interior
S-wagon and sedan
The center portion of the instrument panel appears to curve outward slightly, and the area of the cloth portions of the door trim has been increased to give the interior a comfortable and refined feel. Also, often-used controls such as those for the audio system are located at the upper part of the instrument panel to increase ease of use and, in the interest of enhanced driving safety, reduce the amount the driver needs to move his or her line of vision in order to see them.

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Familia Excellent utility

Flexible seat arrangement allows users to take full advantage of the interior space provided by the Familia's efficient interior layout. Also, storage space for small items used frequently has been concentrated near the driver's seat.

Excellent Mazda Familia
Excellent Mazda Familia

(1) Flexible seat arrangement
The rear seats of the S-wagon are equipped with seat slides (160 mm on the front-wheel-drive models and 120 mm on the 4-wheel-drive models) and right-left independent reclining seats; 50/50 split folding function, double fold-over, and 50/50 split detachable seat cushions. These enable a variety of space arrangement depending on luggage volume and number of passengers. "Space-up seats" that allow the seat back to be folded forward to a horizontal position are used for the driver and front passenger seats of the S-wagon (R, R-4). Combined with the fold-over capability of the rear seats, this allows loading of objects about 2.4 m long. The seatbacks of the space-up seats are equipped with plastic panels that fold down for use as tables.

The rear seats of the sedan (LS, GS, RX) feature 60/40 split folding. Moreover, the passenge seats of the RX are also equipped with Space-up seats. Combined with the fold-over capability of the rear seats, these allow loading of objects about 2.5 m long.

(2) Plenty of luggage space
S-wagon and Sedan
The new Familia features plenty of interior luggage space for small items. The instrument panel area boasts a large glove compartment that can hold items of up to A4 size and underneath can accommodate up to seven CDs. There is also a pocket at the side of the instrument panel that can be used to store a portable phone, sunglasses, or the like, and a folding cup holder (for two cups). Also, the GS version of the sedan is equipped with a center console compartment that holds up to eight CDs. The other versions have center console trays large enough to accommodate a 1.5-liter soft drink bottle. In addition, all models feature front door pockets large enough for large-format maps or atlases. The S-wagon also has rear door pockets.The luggage area of the S-wagon is equipped with an auxiliary storage area under the floor and tie-down hooks are mounted at 4 corners on the floor.

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Familia High-efficiency package

1. High-efficiency package
To improve maneuverability, the overall body length has been shortened. The long wheelbase and reduced engine room length give the Familia the top level of interior and lugguge space among vehicles in its class. A relatively high hip point for the driver's seat assures optimal visibility while reducing the amount the hips need to move when getting in and out. The height difference between the hip points of the front and rear seats is 25 mm in the case of the sedan and 35 mm higher in the case of the S-wagon, assuring plenty of space for rear passengers and making getting in and out more convenient.

Mazda Familia S-wagon
Mazda Familia S-wagon

The S-wagon measures 4,200 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, and 1,420 mm in height (1,435 in the case of the 4-wheel-drive model). With great utility, the S-wagon's station-wagon type body features an extended back roof edge for wider interior space. To realize comfortable driving and a sporty exterior, the overall length is 115 mm shorter than the sedan. For the luggage space, the rear seats are equipped to slide up to 160 mm (120 mm in the case of the 4-wheel-drive model), for a maximum luggage capacity of 366 liters.

Mazda Familia Sedan
Mazda Familia Sedan

The sedan measures 4,315 mm in length (4,330 mm in the case of the diesel model), 1,695 mm in width, and 1,410 mm in height (1,430 in the case of the 4-wheel-drive model). To improve maneuverability, the overall body has been shortened 20 mm. The driver's seat, with its high hip point, ensures excellent rear visibility for the driver, and the rear deck has been made higher to provide a maximum luggage capacity of 416 liters (both figures VDA).

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New Familia S-wagon

While featuring the above functions and equipment, Mazda has kept the previous price range, making the new Familia excellent value for money. Monthly combined sales target of the S-wagon and sedan are 5,000 units.

Mazda Familia S-wagon

The Familia series will be available in 4 body types: the newly introduced S-wagon and sedan models and the current "3-door hatchback" and "Wagon" models. The new Familia series fully meet further diversified customer needs.

(*1) Mazda Familia is called Mazda Protege in North America and Mazda 323/323F in other countries.
(*2) The S-wagon was so named to emphasize the three key concepts of sporty, stylish, and short.
(*3) MAGMA: Mazda Geometric Motion Absorption
(*4) SRS: Supplemental Restraint System.

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New Familia from Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced its introduction of a completely redesigned new Familia(*1) in Japan.

Mazda Familia red
Mazda Familia red

First introduced in October 1963, the Familia series has played an important role in increasing the popularity of car ownership in Japan. With sales now expanded to 120 countries, production of the Familia in Japan topped 10 million vehicles in December 1995, making the Familia Mazda's primary model in both name and reality.

The full model change for the new Familia further reinforces the direction of Mazda's product development by providing 2 new entries with distinctive character that are easy and fun to drive and feature significant package innovation.

This new, ninth-generation Familia is available in two body types: the S-wagon(*2) and sedan. The S-wagon combines the agility of a compact car with the versatility of a station wagon. The sedan incorporates functionality into an intelligent package.

The main features of the new Familia are:

1. A high-efficiency package with a compact body for easy maneuverability, the class top level interior roominess and plenty of luggage space.
2. Superb utility resulting from flexible seat arrangement that allows seats to be positioned to match the number of passengers and the cargo volume as well as from plenty of storage space.

3. Functional yet dynamic design featuring an energetic and stable exterior and a comfortable, roomy interior.
4. Excellent driving agility and ride comfort thanks to an engine equipped with a Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT) mechanism for high output and excellent fuel economy, an automatic transaxle system with substantially smoother shifting, and an enhanced, high-performance chassis.
5. A world top level of safety through the combination of its highly rigid and superbly safe MAGMA(*3) body and an SRS (*4) side airbag system with head protection function.

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New 1.5-Liter Engine

Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a new 1.5-liter DOHC engine with a sequential valve timing (S-VT) mechanism that better achieves the requirements of improving output and torque while also lowering fuel consumption and CO2 and NOx emissions. This engine will be featured in the new Familia.

Mazda 1.5-Liter Engine
new 1.5-liter engine from Mazda

This S-VT engine continuously varies the open-close timing of the air intake valves and thereby optimizes valve timing under all driving conditions, whether in the city or on the freeway.

In order to transfer the rotation of the crankshaft to the camshaft, a pulley is attached to the front end of each shaft. These are linked by a timing belt. In most engines, the pulley is attached directly to the camshaft, which determines the valve timing.

In the S-VT engine, however, a vane actuator attached to the pulley part of the intake camshaft is used to facilitate continuous adjustment of the valve timing. The vane actuator comprises a housing fixed to the pulley and a vane fixed to the camshaft, with the hydraulic chambers of the advancing chamber and delaying chamber systems between the housing and the vane. The hydraulic pressure applied to these hydraulic chambers is controlled by an oil control valve (OCV), whereby the relative phases of the pulley and the camshaft can be varied and the intake valve timing controlled. The OCV also detects engine rpm, the amount of air taken in, and water temperature by means of a computer so that it can perform optimal control of valve timing under all driving conditions.

These functions enable S-VT to achieve the following:

1. When driving with a heavy load at moderate rpm, reverse flow of air intake is suppressed by closing the air intake valve early, thereby improving the volumetric efficiency (charging efficiency) of the air in the combustion chamber and in turn improving torque.
2. When driving with a heavy load at high rpm, closing the air intake valve late makes it possible to take full advantage of the inertia effect of the intake air, thereby improving charging efficiency and in turn improving maximum out put.
3. When driving with a moderate load, overlapping (a condition wherein the air intake valve and exhaust valve are open at the same time) can be expanded by speeding up the timing of the opening of the air intake valve. This increases the amount of exhaust gas circulation (internal EGR), thus reducing pumping loss, which in turn reduces fuel consumption and the amount of CO2 emitted ( diluted-burn effect ).
4. Internal EGR pulls inert gases back into the cylinder, lowering the combustion temperature and in turn lowering NOx emissions.

S-VT employs a simple system that does not require complicated mechanisms, so it is both reliable and low cost.

S-VT Engine Performance

Engine Type Type ZL-DE
1.5-liter DOHC
Max. power (ps/rpm JIS net) 130/7,000
Max. torque (kg-m/rpm JIS net) 14.4/4,000
Increase of max.
Decrease of fuel
consumption &. CO2
Decrease of NOx14%

(Comparison with the previous Familia
sedan model equipped with a B5-Z5
engine &. 4-speed automatic transaxle)

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