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Tribute: New body and interior colors, adopting metal tone interior

Mazda Motor Corporation has freshened the interior and exterior of Tribute, creating a sportier and more stylish look. The new Tribute goes on sale today at Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan.

With a roomy interior and distinctive styling, Tribute offers exceptional on-road maneuverability at a level not previously found in SUVs, while maintaining off-road driving performance. Both 2WD and 4WD versions are powered by a V6 3000 engine, first used for the light SUV. Tribute has won popularity with its powerful engine and handling response that is comparable to sports cars.

Perfect for driving in the city, Tribute's refreshed interior and exterior design, along with its unique features, enhances its sporty and stylish image.

The exterior has been enhanced through some body and cladding color changes. Discharged headlamps, which are approximately twice as bright as ordinary lamps, are available as standard equipment for GL-X. Black has been adopted for the interior of all versions, using mesh fabric for the seat center, and suede for the seat side and headrests (except for GL-X L package). A sportier feel has been created in the driver's seat, including a new designed meter panel with a silver ring for all versions. The GL-X and LX G packages have a metal tone center panel and a metal tone power window switch bezel (front door), all as standard equipment.

Monthly sales target of the new Tribute is 1,000 units.

Special features of the new Tribute
1. Changes to all models
-Change of some body colors (Caribbean Blue Metallic to Starry Blue Mica, Passion Red Mica to Classic Red)
- Black interior color (door trim, center panel, dash board, door inner handle, etc.)
- Black seats, using mesh fabric for the center, and suede for the side and headrests (Authentic black leather seats for the GL-X L package)
-New meter panel with silver ring

2. Changes to GL-X
-Change of some monotone colors (Starry Blue Mica, Brilliant Black, Pure White)
-Change of cladding color (Thunder Gray Metallic for lower part, in line with adopting new body color Classic Red)
-Discharged headlamps as standard equipment (available as option for LX and LX G packages)

3. Other
-Metal tone center panel, metal tone power window switch bezel (front seats), and collapsible seat back tables as standard equipment for GL-X and LX G packages

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (Excluding Tax) (Unit: 1000 yen)
DriveEngine GradeJapan Nationwide Retail Prices
2WDI4 2000 LX1,798
V6 3000LX 2,048
4WD I4 2000LX1,998
V6 3000LX 2,248
GL-X 2,638
-All models are winter-weather equipped.
-G package is a maker option for LX (cost of an additional 192,000 yen). The maker option includes aluminum wheels, electric retractable colored door mirrors, dark tinted glass, keyless entry system, SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) side airbag system with head protection, metal tone center panel, metal tone power window switch bezel (front doors), and collapsible seat back tables.
- L package is a maker option for GL-X (cost of an additional 187,000 yen). The maker option includes authentic leather seats, chrome plated aluminum wheels, driver seat lower back support, center console box with lid & rear cup holders, air filter with aldehyde removal system, and sunroof.
-Discharged headlamps for LX and LX G packaged are available as a maker option at an additional cost of 60,000 yen.