Geneva, Switzerland – Mazda Motor Europe has showcased several new products and technologies at the Geneva Motor Show, including the all-new Mazda5, facelifted Mazda6, MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition, and the Mazda Sky powertrains.
The all-new Mazda5 includes dual sliding rear doors and seating for up to seven, but is even more family-friendly and fun to drive, the company said. In Europe, its new direct-injection gasoline engine is equipped with a start/stop system that achieves a 15 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.
The Mazda6 debuts with a sportier look and higher-quality feel, along with a refined ride and new 2.0-litre direct-injection gasoline engine. All body styles – sedan, hatchback and wagon – receive a new, sporty and aerodynamic front end, while interiors are upgraded with chrome and piano black elements.
The special-edition MX-5 is based on the 1.8-litre soft-top and comes in red, white or an exclusive Aurora Blue colour, with matching body-colour decorative panelling in the interior. Produced in a limited run of 2,000 vehicles, the edition also includes special carpeting and aluminum alloy wheels, a strut tower bar, and a stainless stuff scuff plate with the car’s production number.
Also featured at the show are Mazda’s Sky Concept powertrains, which are about a year away from launch. The company is displaying its SKY-G gasoline and SKY-D diesel engines, which improve fuel economy by 15 and 20 per cent respectively, and produce more power than the current engines they will replace. The engines are joined by SKY-Drive, an all-new, six-speed automatic transmission that reduces fuel consumption and enhances driving pleasure to the level of a dual-clutch transmission.