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J-spec-o-philes take note: Mazda's Verisa tall hatch has gotten a facelift for 2007. The Verisa โ€” if you'd never heard of it before possibly seeing this one โ€” is the upmarket version of the Demio, also known as the Mazda2 โ€” a model that's been mentioned as a possible competitor to the Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit in the states (with a Ford-badged counterpart) if the subcompact market takes off. The Verisa โ€” which is more spec'd out than the Demio โ€” sells in the neighborhood of $14,000-$16,000 in Japan. For you? think $12,000+ but without the swank interior or fakie chrome bits.

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This Van is the Scrum: Mazda Redesigns Japan-only Utility Wagon; Coming to America: 2007 Mazda 2 ? - Jalopnik [internal]

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