Mazda’s compact MPV, the Mazda5, which has been on the Malaysia market since 2006 will get a styling update for 2008. The most noticeable change on this prototype is the new front end styling with a more V-shaped grille opening and a less boxy looking lower bumper.Chrome rings around the fog lights add a sporty touch. Mazda 5 facelift has a design that targets customers looking for a balanced exterior that hints at the vehicle’s fun-to- drive character. It features a new front bumper design that makes the car look lower and sleeker, a new underspoiler for a touch of performance, and a larger integrated housing for the front fog lamps that gives the nose a powerful look. The headlamps have a new silver bezel design and a new textural finish at the edges for a look of high quality. These frame a more clearly-defined Mazda five-point grille with a new sporty-looking honeycomb mesh. Auto-levelling xenon headlamps are available as option. At the back, the standard version has new rear combination lamps that are vertically divided for a fresh, two-colour effect.
Mazda 5 Facelift – An even Quieter Place to be
Mazda 5 facelift is not only more practical and easier to use, it is also a quieter place to be, making its passenger cell even more communicative and relaxing. Engine sound, for instance, has been reduced (for all engines) by the introduction of a multi-resonator around the fresh air intake duct. It has six different types of resonators that are designed to cut noise at frequencies between 80 to 470 Hz. Road noise has also been reduced by increasing the rigidity of the rims of the alloy wheels. This reduces load wheel vibration, which is transmitted to the body and experienced as road noise by passengers, by 1 dB. And, Thinsulate® insulation sheeting has been added to the roof liner, which absorbs high-pitched road noise (at 250 Hz and above) transmitted through the body shell.
New Power Sliding Rear Doors for Maximum Comfort
Mazda 5 facelift enhances the high convenience of its segment-unique, double sliding rear doors – with an opening width of 700 mm and an opening height of 1,083 mm – by adding power assisted door opening and closing functionality. The doors can be operated from the driver’s seat with buttons on the dashboard, with the exterior and interior door handles, and with the remote central locking key. The doors open in less than 4 seconds and close very smoothly in less than 5 seconds. And for added safety, they stop reliably if any kind of obstruction is detected.
Still Versatility at its Best – Mazda 5’s Seven-Seat Karakuri Seating and Storage System
Mazda 5‘s Karakuri seating and storage system offers sufficient space for up to seven people and allows to quickly and easily transform the interior into a variety of seating arrangements. If you need more luggage space, just fold the third row seats fl at into the floor, and you have five seats and a large boot. A four-seat configuration is also possible by storing the cushion of the middle seat in the second row beneath the left seat. Just tip the left seat cushion forward, fold the middle seat cushion into the space below it, and put the left hand seat cushion back into its original position. Then drop down the middle seat’s seatback, and it will serve as an extra-wide centre armrest. This allows four passengers a maximum of space and convenience. A practical Karakuri utility box can be folded out of the middle row’s right seat into the centre. It has a top tray big enough to hold smaller toys, snacks, cups or baby bottles, and in the box below there is a net that can hold various items. If the second row centre seat or the Karakuri box is in use, a 6.3 litre storage space is available under one of the second row outer seat cushions.
Mazda5 (Malaysia) Specs :-
Fully CBU Japan
S-VT (Sequential Valve Timing)
Fully Automatic Sunroof
2 or 6 AirBag
“Auto” Lighting System
“Auto” Rain Sensor
ABS, EBD & Brake Assist
Front & Rear Disc Brakes
Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Steering
5 Speed Automatic Transmission
Digital Climatic System Air-Con
Rear Air-Con Blower
Dual Fully Automatic Sliding Door (Power Door)
6 + 1 Karakuri Seat
Power fold side mirrors
HID Bi-Xenon Headlight
6-CD In-Dash Changer with MP3
Multifuction Control on Steering
16? Sports Rim
LED Tail Lamps
Body-Color / Sport Type Front Grill
Blackout Effect Speedometer
Front and Reverse Parking Sensor