Mazda Bongo – a clone of the Toyota

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Mazda Bongo – a clone of the Toyota

Commercial vehicles Mazda? In the “interesting world” it is a usual thing: since the sixties, the company produces a family of light vans and Mazda Bongo vans. For all time, there have been four generations, a total circulation of over 2.1 million pieces, all of these machines were of his own design!

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But last year, Mazda said that it fully collapses work on light commercial vehicles and gives this segment is at the mercy of the OEM suppliers: this practice is prevalent in the Japanese market, and even among cars. Therefore, in the spring of 2019 to the “home” scheme, the company has a new van Mazda Bongo Brawny, that is a clone of a Toyota Hiace. Now represented by the “younger” family Mazda Bongo fifth generation.

In the case before us is a Toyota Town Ace after badge-engineering. This model debuted back in 2008 and just a month ago, she underwent the first major upgrade: a new engine, redesigned interior and enhanced safety features. Mazda Bongo is different from the original Toyota emblems only.

A set of modifications from Mazda is exactly the same. In the range there are quintuple microvan length 4065 mm and a payload of 750 kg, as well as on-Board truck 800 kg. Both species have petrol aspirated 1.5 (97 HP), you can choose a five-speed “mechanics” or four-speed automatic and rear or all-wheel drive, both the drive type combined with any of the transmissions.

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Cars Mazda Bongo produced in the same factory Astra Daihatsu Motor in Indonesia, where they make the original Toyota and the other kind called the Daihatsu Gran Max. But to sell these Mazda’s are only in Japan. Car prices of different brands are the same: minimum of $ 15700 for side version and from 17 thousand dollars for microven.

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