This is the all new Mazda 5, previewed ahead of its impending launch at the Geneva Motorshow.
The new MPV offering from the Hiroshima based automaker adopts the big smiley corporate face, not unlike the Mazda 3. The front facial resembles a frog, especially the Mazda 3. What do you think ?
According to Mazda, the new 5 embraces the dynamic and elegant "Nagare design”. Nagare means flow in Japanese and we can certainly see that in the sculpted wheelarches and the wavy lines on the car's flanks. It emits about 15 per cent less CO2 than the outgoing model, thanks to Mazda’s “i-stop” system and a new 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine. I believe this drivetrain arrangement made its debut on the Mazda 3. So far, Singapore has not been offered this version of the Mazda 3. However, I hope that this drivetrain will be offered in the new Mazda 5 when it arrives at our shore. Mazda claims a more comfortable ride and we can expect decent handling as well.
Like its predecessor, the new 5 comes with sliding rear-doors and can accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows of seats.
The dashboard layout is similar to the Mazda 3 and is even more driver centric. It looks like the family man has another choice to consider in addition to the widely popular Wish and Stream.