New 2008 Mazda5 Facelift
Mazda5 facelift will make its European debut at the Bologna Motor Show. On the exterior the Mazda has made minor modifications to the front dampers and have introduced optional power sliding doors for the pleasure of mother and baby. The MRZ 2.0-litre petrol engine has been completely revised and now has electric throttle and sequential valve timing (S-VT), which makes maximum torque available at a much lower engine speed than before for quick engine response in every gear. Two newly-introduced transmissions enhance the lively and agile character of this engine: a six-speed manual transmission as standard and an optional five-speed automatic – a first for the Mazda5 line-up. Yet despite its fun-to-drive nature, the new MZR 2.0-litre uses 4 percent less fuel than the outgoing 2.0-litre, which means lower operating costs on a daily basis.
Mazda5 facelift adds new navigation and audio systems for even more fun and convenience. It has a new DVD navigation system with a new 7-inch multifunctional touch screen now integrated into the centre panel, which makes it easier to read and use. And the system allows you to use Mazda5’s rear-view camera for stress-free parking. Also new is an auxiliary (AUX) jack and recessed niche at the front of the floor console – for hooking up and listening to an MP3 player using Mazda5’s audio system – and a new in-dash, 6-CD changer for hours of non-stop music. And if you need to stay in touch while driving, a new Bluetooth mobile phone system with steering wheel control is now available as well.
To enjoy these new features to the fullest, Mazda5 facelift’s interior is now quieter and more comfortable. Together these updates make listening to music or talking with the kids much more enjoyable. New front dampers and a refined suspension provide enhanced riding comfort and maximum stability when cornering at high speeds, while a newly optimized brake booster is introduced for precise feedback and optimal brake response.