Malaysia’s distributor of Mazda cars, Bermaz Motor has launched the latest Mazda5 for the Malaysian market. This is the model which was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show and is one of the new models from the Japanese car maker that comes with the ‘Smile’ persona upfront although it has the Nagare design language which is set to be replaced with the Kodo direction pretty soon.

Compared to its previous model, they have also redesigned quite a lot on the outside as well as on its interiors. Here is where you get a revised dashboard while the leather seats are also improved. Typically, this is a 7 seater although it sits 6 more comfortably. Naturally, the Mazda5 is a 6+1 seater. The 2.0L Mazda5 is priced at RM150,000 on the road not inclusive of insurance and you can choose up to 7 colours namely Metropolitan Grey, Copper Red, Clear Water Blue, Stormy Blue, Brilliant Black, Crystal White Pearl, Clear Water Blue and Aluminum Metallic.

The Mazda5 is positioned as a Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle or C-MAV where it comes with a 2.0 liter MZR LF, 4 cylinder engine. This is where the car gets you up to 142 horses at 6,500rpm and 180Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. The engine is paired with a 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox that comes with the AAS (Active Adaptive Shift) system which supposedly assists the driver when driving by engaging the appropriate gears depending on the road’s gradient.

As a large car, you will also notice that they have retained the space of this car where the center pathway on the inside remains when the seventh seat is folded and hidden. This new model also allow you to fit in child seats on all the three seats in the second row which outlines their intention of targeting the family driver. Apart from that, you will also like its sliding doors on both sides of the car, which was also the case with the previous model. They have also ensured that the comfort of the passengers are taken care of with better cool air control and ventilation system. On top of that, the multi-information display too has been repositioned and elevated to ensure better ergonomics and practicality.