2010 Mazda5 at Geneva review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 4 March 2010 , 08:03:27 byAlina

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Mazda5 at Geneva

The Mazda5 will be the center of attention at the Geneva Motor Show that will take place this year. It replaces a model perfect for the ones looking for 7-seat functionality in a sporty and safe package. The Mazda5 has a design which is optimally balanced with superb aerodynamics. For added convenience, power-sliding rear doors are available. Its engine lineup has been renewed and now includes an eco-friendly 2.0-liter direct-injection petrol engine with the Mazda i-stop system, developed especially for this model. It also features a 1.8-liter mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and an economical diesel engine. It is fun and predictable to drive with stiffer body and suspension updates contributing to a linear driving feel. All these features and a host of new options make the all-new Mazda5 even more appealing and even better at meeting the needs of families with active lifestyles. The model features 7-seat Karakuri-functionality for maximized flexibility in the second and third rows, widened seatbacks and other refinements to the front seats improve comfort. When equipped with power-sliding doors, a new touch sensor strip system detects obstructions and reverses the direction of the doors. The new MZR 2.0-liter DISI engine has optimized i-stop control logic, which increases the number of times the engine stops for better real-world fuel efficiency. It uses only 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km and the MZR 1.8-liter uses 7.2-liters of fuel/100 km. the gasoline engine have a single-nano technology catalyst for excellent long-term exhaust treatment performance and greatly reduced use of precious metals. The power is being transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission that has an optimized gear ratio which reduces engine speeds and thereby fuel consumption. In terms of safety, the model features an energy-absorbing structure adopted for the hood, front bumper that helps improve pedestrian protection and a lot more.