Mazda has revealed the new Mazda5 MPV ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. The all-new family van promises “superb practicality with superior environmental performance”.
The Mazda5 is purpose-built to meet the needs of European families, as Mazda claim it to be a model exclusively designed for markets from the old continent. It gets practical rear sliding doors and seven seats. Sales are set to begin in Europe later this year.
The visual style of the car is in tone with Mazda’s latest design language, called “Nagare Flow”. However, the design was developed with functionality in mind as well. The car’s shape contributes to fuel efficiency by having a low drag coefficient, and it also provides optimal lift and air-flow stability for good road handling.
One engine on offer will be a 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission with bespoke gear ratios. A start-stop system will be standard which contributes to the 15 percent reduction in CO2 emissions over the previous version. A 1.8-litre petrol engine will also be available.
Full details will be released on March 2nd at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.