Mazda has released the first pictures and details for the facelifted Mazda5.

Set to debut at the Bologna Motor Show on Wednesday – Mazda has released the first pictures and details for the facelifted Mazda5.

On the exterior the Mazda has made minor modifications to the front dampers and have introduced optional power sliding doors for the pleasure of mother and baby (or for those who are just plain lazy). The suspension has been refined for enhanced stability round corners at high speeds topped off with a newly optimised brake booster for optimal braking response.

The MRZ 2.0-litre engine now includes an electric throttle and sequential valve timing (S-VT) increasing the torque at lower speeds. Mazda have also introduced 2 new transmissions to the Mazda5 Facelift: a six-speed manual transmission as standard and an optional five-speed automatic which is a first for the Mazda5.

On the interior the dashboard features a newly designed mid panel to fit in the new DVD navigation system with a new multifunctional touch screen.

See the press release below for more details.

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