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MAZDA 5 / Premacy Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 3
First production year: 2005
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline
Body style: Van
 

2010 - Present

Mazda unveiled the third generation of the Premacy/5 lineup at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, and it was designed as an ultimate family MPV. While the customers were already looking for crossover-SUV vehicles, a few carmakers tried to keep the MPV spirit alive. Mazda was one of them, and it built the third generation of the 5/Premacy on the same platform as the compact 3 model. From the design point of view, there was already a clear departure from Ford's management. Mazda's front fascia was changed into a smiling face with a grille that looked like an open laughing mouth. The h...

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diesel engines:

  MAZDA 5 / Premacy 1.6D 6MT (116 HP)

gasoline engines:
 

2008 - 2010

The Mazda 5 released in 2008 was nothing spectacular, but definitely served its purpose. Most of the users who got the chance to drive it say that it was one of the most fun-to-drive minivan! As you would expect, a minivan was not designed to be fast. However, the Mazda 5 was not slow either. The agile car driven by the 2.3-liter DURATEC engine – a Ford engine – developed 153 hp with 148 tq. The engine was mated with either an automatic transmission or with a manual one. The Mazda 5 used a front-wheel-drive system. The car had a very good handling, did not understeer much and did well ...

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gasoline engines:

  MAZDA 5 / Premacy 1.8L 5MT (115 HP)

  MAZDA 5 / Premacy 2.0L 5AT (145 HP)

  MAZDA 5 / Premacy 2.0L 6MT (145 HP)

 

2005 - 2008

In 2005, Mazda was still connected to Ford Motor Company, and it developed a minivan based on a jointly developed platform. While it shared some parts with the Ford Focus or the Mazda 3, the 5/Premacy aimed at a different market segment, it was a compact MPV that tried to offer a car-like behavior and still carry up to seven passengers inside. At the front, the 5 resembled the same grille design as its compact sibling 3. The egg-shaped minivan featured a raked front area with a tall windshield. On its sides, the rear sliding doors were unusual for its class. For instance, the Ford C-Ma...

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