• Sep 30th 2008 at 9:29AM
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Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Mazda AZ-Wagon

Late Sunday night, Mazda issued a press release from the mothership in Japan touting the arrival of the new home-market AZ-Wagon kei car. Those of you who paid attention to Autoblog last week may be experiencing twinges of deja vu as you look at the enclosed photos. Yes, you have seen this car before: the new Mazda AZ-Wagon is simply a rebadged version of the new Suzuki Wagon R, just like it was before. The regular AZ-Wagon is the standard Wagon R, while the AZ-Wagon Custom Style (above) is the Wagon R Stingray. We'd happily sign up for one, but alas, Mazda's Stateside rebadge-o-rama is limited to the Tribute and B-Series.

[Source: Mazda]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      u always want the cars that arent sold here..and when they are..u yawn..if GM layed this snooze wagon,or ford for that matter,ud be bangin the snot outta it.wow,another square one dimensional asian bore box.
      Das Auto
        • 7 Years Ago
        the main problem i think most have with imports these days is that they're rebadged and reconfigured to meet american safety regs and styled to sell in the american market. car guys just want them 'as is'
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it. It has nice proportions (judging based on pictures here). Need to see it in person for more adoration though.

      If it can't take bigger wheels/tires, it will fail in the US. Personalization is paramount here. It also must be mod-able.

      Why doesn't the "Remember me" function work on the blog?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mazda: rebadge the Suzuki Swift and bring it here now, since Suzuki won't do it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is not the only Mazdaized Suzuki, actually, Wagon has been on sale as Mazda for a few years now, as has been AZ-Offroad, AKA Suzuki Jimny.
      (Mazda's built-to-order site).

      Alex, you know, Mazda2 would sell like hot cakes Stateside, but since it's Ford that's in the dire need of boosting sales, you folks, are getting a Fiesta, which is pretty much Ford's design take on Mazda2's chassis and Mazda's MZR engines.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Better idea: just sell the Mazda2...
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