2012 Mazda5 Debuts at 2010 LA Auto Show

The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show will be host to the first public appearance of the all-new 2012 Mazda 5 multi-purpose vehicle. Since its debut in 2005, the Mazda 5 widened the boundaries of the small family transport vehicles segment, with styling and dynamics never seen before in any car in this niche.

At the same event, Mazda is proposing a new design approach, presented as KODO or "Soul in motion". The first to benefit from the characteristics of this new design language is a new concept called Shinari, that reminds of Mazda's Nagare series of concepts.

The 2012 Mazda 5 incorporates design features from Mazda's Nagare series, which is inspired by elements of the nature combined with a tasteful look not found in any existing vehicles today.

Mutations occurred at the core of this appealing car as well, the 2012 Mazda 5 receiving a 2.5-liter MZR inline four cylinder engine transplant that offers a power of 157 hp. The engine can be mated with either a manual or automatic gearbox. The qualities that made its predecessor famous were maintained, the new model having the same awesome driving capabilities, while the spectacular fuel economy is preserved.

Sharing the spotlight at the 2010 LA Auto Show will be the Shinari concept, which is a four-door coupe that seamlessly follows the KODO pattern. The Japanese word "shinari" describes the powerful yet sleek appearance of strong materials being bent or twisted, thus the car looking as if moving at full speed even when it's standing still.

The two cars will make their debuts at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, November 17.
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