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First glimpse of new Mazda 5


Mazda has released details about the third generation 2011 Mazda 5 ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show

The redesigned Mazda 5 (or Premacy in Japan and NZ) is set to go on sale later this year.

Features include dual sliding doors and seating for seven.

According to Hideki Matsuoka, Mazda 5 Program Manager, "Our main goal with the all-new Mazda 5, was to develop a new C-MAV (C-segment Multi Activity Vehicle) that combines the superior environmental performance these times demand with a new expression in stylish design."

Under the bonnet you'll find a new 2.0-litre DISI1 petrol engine with an engine start/start system (called i-stop). Mazda will also offer a 1.8-litre petrol engine likely to produce 115hp and 165Nm of torque.

While official fuel economy ratings weren't released, Mazda says the engine will achieve approximately 15 percent reduction in CO² emissions compared to the 2.0-litre engine it replaces.

See the Mazda Premacy for sale here.

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