"In approaching development of the all-new Mazda5" says Hideki Matsuoka, Mazda5 Programme Manager, "our team aimed to create a new C-MAV that combines superb practicality with the superior environmental performance these modern times demand and a new expression in stylish design".
The all-new model further evolves Mazda5's functionality – with rear sliding doors and up to 7-seat Karakuri flexibility in the spacious cabin – and creates an exterior that is unique to the segment. This design, which also uses elements of Mazda's 'Nagare Flow' design language, is also functional and contributes to fuel efficiency by achieving a particularly low drag coefficient, together with optimal lift and air-flow stability characteristics.
The all-new Mazda5 is fitted with a newly-developed 2.0-litre DISI1 petrol engine equipped with i-stop, and a six-speed manual transmission with gear ratios specific to this version. This new direct-injection petrol engine offers linear and smooth performance characteristics. The petrol line-up also features a 1.8-litre engine with a six-speed manual transmission.
The all-new Mazda5 will go on sale across Europe later this year.