Mazda5 gets all-wheel drive – autoevolution

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The Mazda5, also known as the Mazda Premacy in some markets, has managed to climb to the top of its segment in terms of media coverage since its debut earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show, mainly thanks to the makes that It uses the special Nagare design language.

Now Mazda introduces technology upgrade option for the seven-seater minivan, offering all-wheel drive. Mazda AWD system allows the driver to switch between 2WD and 4×4 at the push of a button.

The AWD option is offered in the Japanese domestic market at the moment, but the functionality is expected to make its way to other markets in the future. In Japan it can be ordered for the 2.0E and 2.0S models. These use a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated DOHC Four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 150 hp and a maximum torque of 191 Nm. The engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

The Mazda5 AWD has a starting price of 2,109,000 yen (roughly $ 24,500), with the top-of-the-line all-wheel drive model costing 2,314,000 yen (the equivalent of $ 26,850 at the current exchange rate).

As we said, the Mazda5 is the Japanese automaker’s first production vehicle to use the Nagare design language (which means “flow”). This means that the MPV has a side profile with four distinctive lines and features design elements inspired by the movement of nature.

The Nagare design trend will likely be used for other Mazda production vehicles, but will not be reflected in future concepts for the company. Indeed, the design language will be replaced by a new one at the Paris Auto Show in September.


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