Now on sale in the UK, the upgraded Mazda5 range for 2008 offers customers a nine-strong model line-up with a choice of four powertrains and four equipment levels. Petrol and diesel engined models are priced from £14,760 (on-the-road), with a new automatic transmission variant available from March 2008 to complete the range.
The upgraded Mazda5 continues the original model’s success with a refreshed design, new power sliding doors (as part of an option package) and a new automatic transmission option. The new car has a more luxurious interior finish, more comfort and convenience, new suspension settings for optimised handling and enhanced refinement, improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. A more individualised Sports Styling Pack is fitted as standard on Sport and Sport Nav models.
“The upgraded Mazda5 for 2008 is the ideal vehicle for Mazda to consolidate its strong appeal in this segment,” explains Mark Cameron, Mazda UK Marketing Director. “Our market research confirms that a majority of Mazda5 owners are 35-to-45 year old professionals with young families who enjoy a busy lifestyle and almost 50 per cent of buyers choose the range-topping Sport or Sport Nav models.
“The upgraded model’s optional Luxury Pack has been developed as a result of this research and I’m sure it will achieve high take-up. We will continue to market Mazda5 as a fine handling car that has our brand’s typically high driver appeal, plus the practical abilities to carry families in considerable comfort and safety,” added Cameron.
“Fitting the Sports Styling Pack as standard on both Sport and Sport Nav models will raise their appeal. The availability of dual power sliding rear doors with remote operation and, a little later, automatic transmission, highlights the convenience of Mazda5 ownership,” concluded Cameron.