The New Mazda5 introduced a completely new exterior look that employs Nagare-flow design features, the new Mazda front face, a 'hidden' D-pillar and new horizontal rear lamps for a fresh appeal that is unique to the C-MAV segment. On the inside, Mazda5 has a new dashboard, steering wheel and centre stack, along with new seats, materials, colours and seat fabrics for enhanced quality feel.
The Mazda5 Offers Family-Friendly Practicality, Storage and Comfort
Immensely practical, the double sliding rear doors can be opened automatically or manually, and one of the largest rear door openings in the segment, enable easier access and exit than rival vehicles. The Mazda5 has room for up to seven people and its seats can be easily folded for a variety of seat configurations, including Mazda's unique Karakuri seat-folding functionality. It has numerous storage possibilities including an eight litre sub-trunk box, six cupholders, two bottle holders and an 11-litre glove box. There are also two popup tables with cupholders in the back of the front seats.
The cabin of the New Mazda5 is a comfortable place to be, offering one of the most generous 2nd and 3rd row legrooms in the C-MAV segment. The front section of the driver/passenger centre arm rest is 15mm wider, and the 2nd row seats can be adjusted to a maximum recline angle of 50° and slide-adjusted over a range of 270mm. The floor is raised toward the back of the vehicle to give passengers in the back two rows a clear view ahead and diagonally across the cabin.
Ventilation outlets for the New Mazda5 are now placed higher than on the previous generation, which improves comfort in the cabin on cold or hot days and the rear passengers benefit from air ducts placed under the front seats. The cabin is also quieter and more comfortable at higher speeds with wind noise cut by 10 per cent, reduced suspension vibration and engine intake noise, plus the fitting of new foam insulation.
The New Mazda5 is loaded with equipment that makes the trip fun and easy. It can be equipped, for instance, with an affordable, integrated navigation system as an option that delivers 99 per cent coverage of Europe's major markets. It has 4 GB memory and 18 languages, a large 14.7 cm touch screen monitor, and a hands-free Bluetooth telephone and audio connection with external microphone. This equipment package also comes with an integrated CD player + radio that includes iPod, iPhone (via optional connector cable) and MP3 CD capability, an AUX jack and steering-wheel controls.
The standard equipment package features power-adjustable side mirrors, manual air-conditioning, driver seat height adjustment, power windows front and back with one-touch driver window operation, and power door locks. Also standard is a new four-speaker audio system with digital signal processor (DSP) technology that reduces unwanted radio noise, and a double tuner (exclusively for Europe) that ensures clear radio reception. It also has a FIX-EQ audio system that automatically optimises sound characteristics according to the interior space.
Available equipment items include rear parking sensors, seat heating, an in-dash 6 CD changer, Bluetooth audio functionality for playing an MP3 player, a Bluetooth telephone system with voice recognition and upgraded steering wheel control and Xenon headlamps - among many other features.Published 19 January 2011