Mazda Verisa

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Mazda Verisa
2004 Mazda Verisa 01.jpg
Body and chassis
ClessSubcompact caur / mini MPV
Body style5-door hatchback
PlatformMazda DY platform
Wheelbase2,490 mm (98.0 in)
Lenth3,975 mm (156.5 in)
Weenth1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Hicht1,530 mm (60.2 in)

The Mazda Verisa is a subcompact caur based on the jointly-ingineered Mazda DE platform. It wis launched bi the Japanese automaker in 2004 an is ae available in Japan.[1] The Verisa can be considered aither a 'taw hatchback' or a 'law mini MPV'. The relationship atween the Mazda Verisa an the mair popular Mazda Demio is seemilar tae that o the Ford Fusion (Europe) an the Ford Fiesta. Its height o 1,530 mm (60.2 in) is seemilar tae ither Japanese boxy subcompact caurs an lawer than European mini MPVs lik the Fiat Idea an Opel Meriva.

Accordin tae Mazda the name Verisa wis creatit bi combinin the Italian wird 'verita' (truth) wi the Inglis wird 'satisfaction', an the intendit result o the term Verisa is tae signify 'true fulfillment'. The caur is biggit wi the watchwirds “simple, quality an compact” an is targetit towards couples in thair 30s wi individual style an values.[1] Thare is a Japanese wabsteid that shows the Versia factory an shop options.[2]

First generation (2004-present)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Verisa comes in front wheel drive (2WD) an electronic fower wheel drive (e4WD) configurations. Thare is ane ingine option that delivers the follaein pouer an efficiency figures:

  • kW(PS)(Imperial HP) = 83(113)(111)/6,000rpm
  • N.m(kgf.m) = 140(14.3)/4,000rpm
  • km/L (2WD) = 18.4 combined
  • CO2 (2WD) = 126.2 g/km
  • km/L (e4WD) = 17.2 combined
  • CO2 (e4WD) = 135 g/km

In financial year 2004 Mazda produced 19,473 an sauld 18,526 units.[3] In financial year 2005 Mazda produced 14,336 an sauld 14,416 units.[4] The summary information for financial year 2006 an onwards wis no published on the Mazda wabsteid. Housomivver, month bi month breakdouns for domestic sales o individual caur models are available.[5]

The Verisa received updates in 2006[6] an 2009[7]. Twa special editions o the caur hae been released, the 'Brown Collection' in 2005[8] an the 'Stylish V' in 2007[9].

Seicont generation[eedit | eedit soorce]

A seicont generation is expectit tae be released in 2011. The caur haes gained internaitional admirers who quaisten why it haes no been made mair widely available.[10]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "'VERISA'—A New Compact Car From Mazda". Mazda. April 28, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. "【MAZDA】ベリーサ|カーラインナップ". Mazda. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  3. "Breakdown of Primary Products (FY2004)". Mazda. 2005-04-27. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  4. "Breakdown of Primary Products (FY2005)". Mazda. 2006-04-24. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  5. "Production and Sales Results". Mazda. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  6. "Mazda Launches Freshened Verisa". Mazda. 2006-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  7. "Mazda Launches Refined Verisa in Japan". Mazda. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  8. "Special Edition 'Brown Collection' Mazda Verisa on Sale in Japan". Mazda. 2005-12-21. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  9. "Mazda Releases 'Stylish V' Special Edition Model Verisa in Japan". Mazda. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  10. "Mazda Verisa: Why Can't We Have One?". Auto Trends. 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-08-05.

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