At this year’s Geneva Motor Show Mazda will unveil an all-new generation of Mazda5, also known as Premacy in Japanese Domestic Market. It features the same design language that Mazda3 is based on, which they call emotional design or Nagare (meaning “flow” in Japanese). Whatever, it looks good for a minivan and that’s what matters!
The new model is also improved significantly in terms of fuel efficiency and emissions. It’ll feature a 2.0L direct injection gasoline engine with Mazda’s i-stop system and a six-speed manual transmission with optimized gear ratios. So it’s 15 percent cleaner than the model it replaces. The other option is a 1.8L gasoline engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Commenting on the development concept, Hideki Matsuoka, the Mazda5 program manager, said, “The all-new Mazda5 meets the many needs of today’s customers. In a single model, we offer the competitive eco-performance necessary to address current market trends together with our distinctive, emotional design. The Mazda5 features outstanding functionality with sliding rear doors and multiple seat arrangements, and it delivers fantastic comfort with a linear and smooth ride that responds precisely as the driver intends.”