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Mazda Reveals Updated Scrum Vans

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Perhaps the best part of living in Tokyo with your parents as a 29-year-old Web developer is the wide variety of vanlike vehicles at your disposal in the marketplace. Even at the micro, keicar level, such movable basements can provide the young, single male with the privacy mom and dad's flat never could. Mazda hears the call, and has just updated its Scrum wagon and microvan line. The top line PZ Turbo now comes with a chrome grill and new interior fabrics with which to woo the young salarywomen away from the oxygen bar. Just think, in 25 years you could even import one into the US.


Press release:

Mazda Releases Upgraded Scrum Wagon and Scrum Van Micro-Minis
- Both models feature enhanced interior quality with improved comfort levels -


HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has upgraded the "Scrum Wagon" and "Scrum Van" micro-mini vehicle lineup for the Japanese market. Both vehicles are available at Mazda Autozam, Mazda, and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan from today.

The upgraded Scrum Wagon comes with new interior fabric colors designed to match the characteristics of each model grade and front seats with thicker, contoured seat edges that enhance the vehicle's level of quality and comfort for passengers. The top grade model, PZ Turbo, is now equipped with a redesigned chrome front grille and high intensity discharge headlights which give it a distinctive appearance.

The revamped Scrum Van, which is renowned for its superb level of practicality, also comes with thicker, contoured seat edges in the front seats which provide added quality and comfort. In addition, the application of fabric seat covers has been extended from the top grade to include the middle grades.

Manufacturer's suggested retail prices range from 1,224,250 to 1,711,500 yen for the Scrum Wagon and 879,900 to 1,165,500 yen for the Scrum Van (including consumption tax). The target sales volume for both body types is 800 units a month.


Mazda Scrum Wagon PZ Turbo (Equipped with Special Package. FWD model with a four-speed automatic transmission)
Mazda Scrum Wagon PZ Turbo (Equipped with Special Package. FWD model with a four-speed automatic transmission)

Features of the upgraded Scrum Wagon
- New seat upholstery for all model grades
The PX and PX Turbo grades have relaxing brown seat fabric and door trim. The PZ Turbo grade has sporty-looking beige seat fabric.
- More comfortable front seats on all model grades.
- A center speaker has been added to the middle of the instrument panel (PZ Turbo)
- Newly designed front grille (PZ Turbo)
- High intensity discharge headlights have been added to the PZ Turbo grade
- Newly designed 14-inch chrome wheels (PZ Turbo Special Package)
- Chrome garnish on the hood feature has been added to the PX and PX Turbo grades
Body colors


A popular purple-hued body color, Mysterious Violet Pearl, has been newly added. A total of four body colors are available.

Features of the revamped Scrum Van
- New seat upholstery (Buster and PC grades)
The Buster grade has calming brown fabric (the same fabric in the Scrum Wagon PX and PX Turbo). The PC grade has grey seat fabric.
- Redesigned front seats
- Side covers have been added in the rear (PC, PA and PU grades. Side covers are already equipped on the Buster grade.)
Body colors


An exclusive dark blue body color has been added for the Buster grade, Bluish Black Pearl 3. There are a total of three body color choices.

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Screw all the negatives, I want one now. Imagine, if everyone in NYC drove one, the streets of Manhattan would look 20% bigger.