Friday, January 21, 2000

Gasoline Engine Model

Mazda Motor Corporation has conformed its gasoline engine model of "Familia Van" to meet emission regulation for 2000 and 2001, and launched today at Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan.

All the gasoline engines incorporated into Familia Van have now reduced its emission. Both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive model meet emission regulations for 2000 and 2001, respectively. The Familia Van features in-line, four-cylinder 1300DOHC or 1500DOHC engine for the two-wheel-drive model, and the 1800DOHC engine for four-wheel-drive model.

The two-wheel-drive model now applies to a low-emission tax incentive and qualifies for automobile acquisition tax cut (*2)

Other product features and price are unchanged from the previous model.

*1) The emission regulation for 2000 and 2001 requires the reduction of CO, HC, and NOx emission by about one-third of the current level. The regulation for 2000 obliges its emission reduction for vehicles manufactured after October 2000 with a total weight of 1.7 tons or less. The regulations for 2001 is for the vehicles manufactured in or after October 2001 with a total weight of more than 1.7 tons to 3.5 tons or less.
*2) Vehicles meeting the emission regulation for 2000 qualify for. a 1% reduction in the automobile acquisition tax ratio when registered by September 30, 2000, and for a 0.1% reduction after October 1, 2000 through February 28, 2001.

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