Mazda to introduce more frugal models at Paris
Mazda has revealed it has revised its 2, 3 and 5 ranges in time for the Paris Motor Show in October.
The focus, Mazda says, has been on reducing emissions and improving fuel economy without affecting the cars’ performance.
The award-winning Mazda2 has received new front styling features, upgraded interior, enhanced chassis for better ride comfort and an improved Euro V compliant powertrain line-up. An automatic transmission has also been made available for the first time.
The Mazda3 will feature a new MZ-CD 1.6-litre diesel engine, which boasts 4bhp more maximum power and 12 per cent higher maximum torque, despite emissions being reduced to 117g/km. This new engine will be coupled with a new lightweight six-speed manual transmission.
The Mazda5 C-MAV too benefits from the new, more economical MZ-CD 1.6-litre diesel
powerplant, which outputs 112bhp yet boasts emissions 15 per cent lower than the previous 2.0-litre unit. A new lightweight six-speed gearbox has also been introduced to coincide with this new engine.
The Mazda5, described as ‘family friendly’ by the Japanese firm, features enhanced Karakuri interior flexibility for up to seven people as well as sliding rear doors.