Mazda 5 at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

Sebastian Viehmann
Mazda 5 at the Geneva Motor Show 2010
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D he new Mazda 5 that will be in Geneva celebrates its world premiere, builds on its predecessor and takes over all the good features of the old model. These include the two rear sliding doors, which are intended to make it easier to get in and out of the rear, even in narrow parking bays.

Mazda 5 with improved aerodynamics

The new Mazda 5 is also available as a five- or seven-seater. During the Mazda 5 the interior space was almost the same offers like its five-year-old predecessor, functionality is said to have increased significantly. The look of the new model has also changed significantly. The curved sideline is particularly noticeable - it is supposed to enhance the aerodynamics of the Mazda 5 underline. At the front, the headlights remain almond-shaped, while the Mazda symbol now sits above the heavily grown grille and makes the bonnet appear longer. The rear of the new Mazda 5 also shows major changes - while in the previous model the lights were partially integrated into the D-pillar, they are now lower and form a unit with the sliding strips on the rear sliding doors. The trunk lid is also adapted to the curved side line with a bead in a V shape.

Start-stop system for the Mazda 5

A 2.0-liter works under the hood of the new Mazda 5 DISI petrol direct injection with the 'i-stop' start-stop system. A six-speed manual gearbox distributes power to the front wheels. In this combination, Mazda promises double-digit percentage reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 compared to the previous engine. As an option, the Mazda 5 can also be equipped with a 1.8-liter gasoline engine. The manufacturer is planning to introduce it in Germany in late autumn 2010. Mazda has not yet announced prices for the new compact van.


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