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First Look: 2011 Mazda Mazda5

Lucky 5?

by on Mar.04, 2010

Mazda adopts the flowing, wave-like Nagare design language for the 2011 Mazda5 minivan.

Five is apparently a lucky number for Mazda, at least as for as the Geneva Motor Show is concerned.

The automaker used the annual event, at PALExpo, to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata – and to unveil the all-new Mazda5 people-mover.

The 2011 Mazda Mazda5 stood in sharp contrast to many of the other new products being launche3d at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.  Instead of sharp lines and creases, the 7-seater adopts the flowing, wave-like design theme Mazda has been teasing the public with, for several years, something it has dubbed Nagare.  The look is almost a bit like capturing sand dunes in sheet metal.

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The 2011 Mazda5 does maintain many of the basics of minivans past and present, however, including dual sliding doors, and fold-down rear seats.