The New Mazda5: On Sale From 22 July 2005 | Part Two


Mazda Mazda5

Mazda is offering a highly competitive equipment list with manual air-conditioning, a single CD audio system, electric front windows and electric/heated door mirrors, plus Thatcham Category 1 alarm fitted as standard on all models. Customers purchasing the TS2 trim level will benefit from fold-away picnic tables, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, roof rails and a leather rimmed steering wheel as part of the package.

Those customers purchasing top of the range Sport models will enjoy Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and a Traction Control System (TCS) as well as the comfort and convenience of a six-CD autochanger and climate control air-conditioning coupled with stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, dark tinted privacy glass and a rear spoiler to enhance the exterior look.

The Mazda Sport Nav model adds the convenience of DVD Satellite Navigation and a rear parking camera meaning getting lost and awkward parking can both be things of the past.

Design - Stylish and Clean

Mazda5 has a sleek, sweeping, wedge-shaped exterior with sophisticated detailing, minimal panel gaps and high build quality for a stylish and clean appearance and efficient aerodynamics. The twin sliding rear doors are designed for easy operation by an adult using one hand. These doors hug the sides of the vehicle when open and create a 700 mm wide opening for easy entry and exit - even for third row passengers. Mazda5’s lightweight tailgate is also designed to deliver superior convenience with a two-stage opening mechanism for people of all heights to use with ease.

Interior Functionality - Communicative and Flexible

In a matter of seconds, and without having to remove or add anything, the regular seating for six over three rows can be converted to accommodate up to seven with a flexible stowable seat. The seventh seat cushion is stored under the nearside second row seat and can be simply folded out into the central space when required.

Mazda5 features ‘theatre-style’ seating with each row of seats mounted a little higher than the row in front. The two regular second row seats, which slide and recline, can be double-folded without removing their headrests to create a flat load area. They feature a one-touch lever which automatically tips the seatback forward and slides the cushion to its front-most position to allow access to the third row.

The third row seats are split 50:50, can be tipped forward individually and drop onto the cushion to form a flat load surface. Behind the seats, the luggage area measures from 112 litres, to 426 litres and up to 857 litres - depending on the number of seats in use. There is a handy 15 litre storage area below the luggage compartment floor and throughout a total of 45 storage compartments including 10 cupholders.

continues... | Part Three
Published 20 July 2005 Melanie Carter

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