Mazda to unveil Mazda5 at 2010 Geneva Motor Show

Mazda Motor is going to unveil its new Mazda5 (known as Mazda Premacy in Japan) at 2010 Geneva Motor

The new Mazda5 emits approximately 15% less CO2 than the current model due to it's i-stop idling stop system, a direct injection gasoline engine and other technologies.

The new Mazda5 will be the first Mazda production model to fully adopt the company's Nagare (meaning 'flow' in Japanese) design language. Nagare design has appeared in certain elements of recent production models and was previously showcased through a series of concept cars.

Mazda5's design features a drag coefficient and lift balance. It also offers dual sliding rear doors and multiple seat arrangements, which includes a karakuri second-row centre seat that can be converted into a storage space.

The company said that Mazda5 with 2.0L direct injection gasoline engine and i-stop reduces CO2 emissions. It's green credentials are further enhanced by its other available powertrains, which include a 1.8L gasoline engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Hideki Matsuoka, program manager of Mazda5 at Mazda, said: "The all-new Mazda5 meets the many needs of today's customers. In a single model, we offer the competitive eco-performance necessary to address current market trends together with our distinctive, emotional design. The Mazda5 features outstanding functionality with sliding rear doors and multiple seat arrangements, and it delivers fantastic comfort with a linear and smooth ride that responds precisely as the driver intends."

The European sales of Mazda5 will commence during spring 2010.