2010 Geneva Auto Show: New Mazda5
The car also features dual sliding rear doors and easy step-in access, more comfortable seats and user-friendly instruments. There are also power-sliding rear doors available for automatic door opening (depending on version and country).
The Nagare design also inspired new designs for the instrument panel, seat and trim to create a driver-oriented cockpit that is both sportier in appearance and highly functional.
The engine line-up has also been refreshed and now sports a new 2.0-litre petrol engine and Mazda’s stop/start system,
Safety wise, the new Mazda5 features an energy-absorbing structure at the hood and front bumper that helps improve pedestrian protection. Front seats incorporate a neck support structure that relieves force to the neck and helps reduce the chance of neck injury in the event of a rear end collision.
Furthermore, side door impact beams now use a double-hat shape for greater strength, while the power-sliding doors feature a new and improved latch mechanism. The Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) warns cars behind in case of a sudden braking manoeuvre by automatically flashing the hazard lights rapidly. The second row seatback frame is reinforced to prevent cargo from pushing forward in the case of a frontal collision.
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