At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show from the automotive experts at Motor Trend, Mazda confirmed that the version destined for the US will be unveiled. The redesigned 2012 small minivan (2012 Mazda 5) is likely the last Mazda to bear the “Nagare” design language and it will have a restructured interior and a more fuel-efficient engine. In March it was showed for the 1st time at this year’s edition of Geneva Motor Show. View interior photos of 2012 Mazda 5 as well as get reviews and specifications of it.
The 2012 Mazda 5 will be powered by the same 157-horsepower which we have in the Mazda3 and Mazda6. It has a swoopier design with flared front fenders and a trio of three side creases opening from the front door and continuing all the way back to the tail lamps. Based on performances, the European version of the 2012 Mazda 5 Minivan comes with a choice of engines such as a 1.8 L petrol engine delivering 115 horse power, 2.0 L petrol, 1.6 L turbo diesel generating 115 horse power while the North American version is powered by a single 2.5 L MZR I4 engine generating 157 horse power. To either a manual or an auto gearbox the engine can be mated.
2012 Mazda 5 is estimated to offer seating for up to 7 passengers including a new second-row center seat that can be swapped out for a storage bin. Thicker seats, power-sliding side doors and a redesigned dash layout are the other high points of the updated interior. At a substantially roomier 52.7 cubic feet Cargo capacity will now max out with the rear seats folded flat.
The appearance of this car physically will not be much diverse from its relatives. The car looks sportier therefore you are free to maneuver on the highway. 2012 Mazda 5 offers three types: sports, touring the secondary level, and high-line Grand Touring. Other features like a 17-inch tires, ABS system, automatic climate control, rear seat control, steering wheel, equipped with full power accessories, six-speaker stereo CD player fitted, feature additional audio jack are included.
Grand Touring model features are automatic xenon lights, automatic wipers feature, leather upholstery, heated front seats, bluetooth feature, etc. Touring and Grand Touring models features are voice navigation system controlled by a touchscreen display, as a safety feature front airbags and full-length seat head-protecting curtain side airbags are standard on all trims, such as stability control.
A lot of legroom and headroom making it appropriate to use for adults are there in second row while a smaller room suitable for children only is there in the third row. For those who have longer legs the chair is made quite relaxed with the ease of sliding. This car is easy to drive, very agile in different road conditions so it can be a solution for those who do not need a van with lots of space. It is assumed that the 2012 Mazda 5 will be revealed at the base price range from: $19,500-$24,000.