The Improved Mazda MPV | Part Two

The updated interior has a refined feel with a smart black dashboard, black and silver finish to the centre instrument panel and chrome detailing. Soft touch front door arm rests, new fabrics and enlarged door trim surfaces create a comfortable yet spacious cabin environment. A new three-spoke, leather covered steering wheel with integrated audio remote control buttons adds to comfort and convenience for the driver.

The seven seat Mazda MPV can transport seven passengers in comfort – on individual seats – but allows for 294 litres to 1,600 litres of cargo volume with a maximum of 2,140 mm of load length when all but the front seats are removed.

Mazda MPV has a long list of standard features including a CD audio system with eight speakers and steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning with independent front and rear controls, heated electric mirrors, electric windows and sunroof and remote central door locking, among many others. There are also alloy wheels, front fog lights and full length roof rails to increase the appeal of the exterior styling.

Mazda MPV offers the choice of 2.3-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines matched to a precise-shifting five-speed manual transmission. The frugal 2.3-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines return 28 mpg and 39.8 mpg respectively on the official Combined cycle.

The 2.3-litre petrol engine has a top output of 141 ps at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 195 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm. It emits CO2 emissions of 240 g/km and is Euro IV-compliant. The 2.0-litre diesel engine has a top output of 136 ps at 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 310 Nm at 2,000 rpm. CO2 emissions are 188 g/km and it is Euro III-compliant.

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Published 30 November 2003 Melanie Carter

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