Published on December 1st, 2010 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mazda Revises The ‘5’ MPV and retails it for just RM150,000
The Mazda5 has been a good seller in Malaysia even with its CBU pricing as its build and looks have been class leading offering true family friendly motoring with luxury MPV features. Now comes a revised exterior where Mazda’s Nagare design language has been adopted. Nagare is Mazda’s much-touted design concept that incorporates the flow of wind and water, to lend an intuitive sense of motion, dynamically illustrated by recent concept cars. The result of this ever application of the “Flow” design language to the entire body of a production vehicle is a unique, elegant and appealing look that both captures the eye upon first glance and promises outstanding aerodynamic performance.
The new Mazda5 front shares the family face that is found on the Mazda3 and Mazda6. The fluid flowing lines
create a powerful sense of motion. The flow begins at the five-point grille and passes smoothly over the headlamps, bonnet and fenders. It then continues over the sides of the body, rear combination lamps and liftgate. The various lines and motifs appear only to disappear again, creating a repeating theme of change and fusion that guides one’s eyes with its expression of beauty.
The new Mazda5 proudly inherits the „6+One. packaging concept that earned incredibly strong support for the previous model. Versatile „+One. functions include the central walk-through passageway, the hideaway karakuri seventh seat and karakuri utility box, and the rich diversity of possible seating arrangements. The independent second-row seats can be reclined up to 50 degrees, have 270mm of forward-rear slide adjustment, and feature a double folding mechanism that makes it easy to fold the seatbacks forward. The third-row seats adopt a 50:50 split design with seatbacks that can easily be folded forward. Wider front row seatbacks improve comfort.
The upgraded MZR 2.0 engine employs Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT) and an electronic throttle to realise a torquey yet smooth drive. Revised control logic and optimised calibration improve fuel economy and emissions control. For the first time on an MAV, the 5-speed automatic transmission is equipped with the Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) function that has earned high acclaim on the Mazda RX-8 and MX-5. AAS features slope control, which determines the grade of the road and automatically selects the optimum gear with which to traverse it.
The new Mazda5 champions the use of leadfree electrode position coatings, lead-free petrol tank, and chromium-free body panels. Plus, the new Mazda5 is at least 90% recyclable. The new Mazda5 2.0L is available seven beautiful colours: Clear Water Blue, Copper Red, Aluminium Metallic, Stormy Blue, Crystal White Pearl, Metropolitan Grey and Brilliant Black.
The retailing price is at RM150,000 on the road without insurance. (Pen. M.sia only)
Engine: In-line 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve VVT
Gearbox: 5-speed Activematic
Torque: 180Nm @ 4500rpm
Horsepower: 191bhp @ 6500rpm
0-100km/h: 11.0 secs
Top Speed: 200km/h
Price: RM150,000.00 (OTR)