- The Washington Times - Friday, February 19, 2010

HIROSHIMA, Japan | Mazda Motor Corp. will hold the global premiere of the Mazda5 during the press days of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show on March 2-3. The public show extends through March 14.

Embracing dynamic and elegant Nagare design, the new Mazda5 (called the Mazda Premacy in Japan) emits approximately 15 percent less carbon dioxide than the current model thanks to Mazda’s “i-stop” idling stop system, a direct injection gasoline engine and other technologies. European sales of the Mazda5 will start in the fall.

The Mazda5 features an emotional design that blends elegance with a dynamic spirit. It will be the first Mazda production model to fully adopt Mazda’s Nagare (meaning “flow” in Japanese) design language, which finds inspiration in the beauty of flows found in nature. Nagare design has appeared in certain elements of recent production models and was previously showcased through a series of concept cars. The Mazda5’s design achieves excellent aerodynamic characteristics with an outstanding drag coefficient and lift balance.

In order to meet wide-ranging customer requirements, it also offers a high level of functionality, with dual sliding rear doors and multiple-seat arrangements. This includes a karakuri second-row center seat that can be converted to a versatile storage space. With a sportier and smoother ride, the new Mazda5 responds precisely to the driver’s commands, enabling the whole family to travel in comfort and security.

Based on its long-term vision for technology development, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, Mazda is striving to improve the ecology-friendly performance of its products. Whether stuck in traffic or cruising on the highway, the Mazda5 with 2.0L direct injection gasoline engine and i-stop significantly reduces CO2 emissions thanks to the effective combination of i-stop, the high combustion efficiency provided by direct injection, and a six-speed manual transmission with optimized gear ratios. The Mazda5 cuts CO2 emissions by roughly 15 percent compared with the model it replaces and provides a more comfortable ride with linear and smooth performance characteristics. It is now one of the most eco-friendly minivans in its class in Europe.

The new Mazda5’s green credentials are further enhanced by its other available powertrains, which include a 1.8L gasoline engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.


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