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Mazda 5 Getting a Facelift in 2008

Published on Dec 5th, 2007, 2 Comments

Mazda released the first pictures of the new Mazda 5 that comes with a facelift in 2008, and will make a real presentation of the car at the Bologna Motor Show that starts December 7th.

Mazda 5 Facelift

The new Mazda 5 has a few modifications worth mentioning and I will start with what we see on the outside. You can now choose power sliding doors and the dampers are changed a bit. The interior the mid panel with the dashboard functions was redesigned and include a DVD navigation system and a touch screen display.

Now that I got to the part that I enjoy the most, performance, you should know it’s not just the looks that will change on the 2008 model. Mazda 5 is now powered by a MRZ 2.0-liter engine with electronic throttle and sequential valve timing, and features two types of transmission to choose from. One is a 6-speed manual and the other one is a 5-speed automatic.

The last thing I will add is the new suspension that offers better stability at high speeds and the optimized brake booster that will slow you down, safe.



Can I get an automatic Mazda 5

December 13, 2008 4:41 pm Reply


When will the 5 speed automatic be available in South Africa?

March 27, 2009 9:56 am Reply