Mazda 5’d up

4 Feb 2010 | 1,861 views | No Comment
Word is that Mazda5 will be undergoing a dramatic transformation with a design that pays homage to the popular minivan’s heritage and the company’s expressive design themes.  You’ll get your first look at the new Mazda5 at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show. The design theme, known as “Nagare,“ has been seen on a number of Mazda’s concept cars over the last few years, and the Mazda5 is the first new product from Mazda that embraces the full effect of the design language, though strong hints of it have been seen on the Mazda5’s current generation line. “Nagare” means “flow” in Japanese, and the design language features fluid lines that suggest water and waves, and other flowing forms found in nature. It’s embodied in the Mazda5 in some strong character lines along the car’s flanks as well as in the all-new grille and rear end designs. But the new Mazda5 will bring more than simply new exterior and interior design.  You can expect 15 percent CO2 because of the introduction of Mazda’s new I-stop” idling stop system, along with a direct injection gasoline engine and other features. Another feature sure to draw interest is something that Mazda is calling a Karakuri second row center seat that can be turned into more storage space. We’ll have more detailed information as the Geneva show draws closer. The Geneva International Motor Show press days are March 2 and 3, and the public days are March 4 through 14. Mazda will hold its press conference on Tuesday, March 2.

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