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New Mazda 5 MPV debuts in Geneva

Seven-seater Mazda MPV gets stylish
Mazda 5 MPV 2010

New Mazda 5 is making MPVs stylish

The new Mazda 5 MPV is making its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but we already have these official images. 

It’s clear to see the all-new seven-seater retains the practical rear sliding doors from the previous Mazda 5, but there is now much more emphasis on styling. 

Granted, all the practical considerations can make MPV ‘design’ somewhat limiting, but that hasn’t stopped Mazda from creating a truly attention-grabbing family carrier. The swoops and creases along the doors are what Mazda calls ‘Nagare Flow’ and make the forthcoming look comparatively dull. 

These rippling lines were first expressed on the Mazda Kazanai Concept in 2008. Not only do they offer a stylish aesthetic, they also improve airflow around the car.   

Mazda Kazanai Concept 2008

‘Nagare Flow’ lines first seen on Kazanai Concept

We hope the interior has been lavished with as much attention, although Mazda is yet to offer any details. However, Mazda has confirmed two engines will be available from launch: a 1.8-litre petrol engine and a new 2.0-litre direct injection petrol unit with ‘i-stop’ stop & start technology that produces than the engine it replaces.

We’ll bring you more information about the new Mazda 5, plus the revised , when we report from the Geneva Motor Show in March. 




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