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2010-10-20 10:15

NAGARE LOOK: The handsome Mazda5 has gained some new lines and a turbodiesel engine, sure to boost its appeal.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Mazda
Model 5
Engine 1.8, 2.0, 1.6 turbodiesel
Power 84 @ 5 300-, 110kW @ 6 200-, 84kW @ 3 600r/min
Torque 165Nm @ 4 000-, 191Nm @ 4 500-, 270Nm @ 1 750r/min
Transmission Six-speed manual
Zero To Hundred 12.8-, 11-, 13.7 sec
Fuel Tank 60l
Boot Size 426l
Airbags Six
Front Suspension MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension Multi-link
Since its launch back in 2007 the Mazda5 has found plenty of admirers thanks to its rakish styling, sliding-door practicality and all-wheel independently suspended dynamics.

As part of a global facelift the Mazda5 now gains new styling details tracing influence from the company’s Nagare design language and (finally) proper turbodiesel power.

Nagare styling

The most pronounced styling change is clear when Mazda5 is viewed from the rear, with traditional rear light clusters replacing the vertical illumination arrangement the MPV featured since its introduction.

Around the Mazda5's bumper features oversized air intakes and a massive grille opening that slightly unbalances the MPV's handsome lines.

In terms of practically and engineering the Mazda5 continues to offer class leading dynamics for an MPV boasting seven-seater practicality.

Suspension remains fully independent at both axles, whilst three engine options power the facelifted Mazda5.

The two petrol engine options are 1.8- and 2l units, respectively powering up to 84- and 110kW.

For those buyers keen on turbodiesel frugality and pulling power Mazda5 now offers the 1.6l compression ignition option, producing an equal power peak to the 1.8l petrol engine supported by 270Nm of torque.

All engines drive the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. There will be no automatic option.

Mazda’s Nagare design influence sees the cabin architecture buoyed by an improved seat design, with more driver oriented ergonomics and clearer instruments.

Utility remains a strength in reserve with the Mazda5. With five seats deployed it accommodates 426l of luggage, swelling to 857l with the second row seating folded to the floor.

Passive and active safety features are well catered for with six airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS) and two ISOFIX child seat anchor points.

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