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Mazda5 news - Powersliding with the Mazda5 - 2007

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were, we must confess, a touch surprised to find the phrase ‘power sliding’ in
the press release for the facelifted Mazda5. 

while the boxy MPV is a decent, capable family lugger, it’s not the sort of car
we’d normally associate with sideways, tyre-smoking action. 

sliding’ it said, though. But before we rushed the new 5 down to the Top Gear
test track, we thought we ought to take a closer look at the press release. ‘Power
sliding rear doors’, in fact. Ah. 

Mazda5 has always had sliding rear doors, but now you can order them in
electric powersliding flavour. It’s one of a whole host of little improvements
that should bring the 5 up to date without running the risk of making it
genuinely exciting.

refreshments include new front and rear bumpers and light clusters, and a new
front grille. Although the engine range remains the same, consumption and CO2
levels have been improved, while all models now come with a six-speed manual
‘box as standard.

else? Mazda says the new 5 will be quieter on the road, and there’s also an aux
jack thrown in. Which is nice. 

revised 5 will go on sale in the UK early next year. Don’t expect any

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