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Geneva Motor Show: four new Mazda models

Mazda will unveil four new vehicles, set for production in the UK, at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

The global premiere of the third-generation Mazda MX-5 roadster will be the main attraction as well as launches for the new, Mazda6, Mazda6 MPS (Mazda Performance Series) and the Mazda5 mid-sized MPV.

Mazda MX-5

Two new engines power the new MX-5, a 1.8-litre petrol with 124bhp at 6,500rpm and a 2.0-litre petrol producing 158bhp at 6,700rpm.

Mazda6

The new Mazda6 has had a complete facelift, along with the addition of five newly refined engines. New tyres and wheels, sound insulation material, new vibration damping structures and extra reinforcements are now included.

Developed specially for the European market are two derivatives of a four cylinder MZR-CD 2.0-litre common-rail turbo diesel, a 119bhp version and a the more powerful 141bhp version.

Both engines come standard with a diesel particulate filter system and achieve a Euro IV emission rating.

The petrol line-up includes an MZR 1.8-litre base engine that produces 118bhp, a MZR 2.0-litre petrol that produces a maximum of 145bhp and an even more powerful MZR 2.3-litre that produces a maximum of 164bhp.

The Mazda6 MPS (Mazda Performance Series), set to go on sale in the UK later this year has a newly-developed direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-litre petrol engine, new active torque split all-wheel drive and upgraded chassis systems.

Its newly-developed MZR 2.3-litre DISI TURBO engine employs direct injection spark ignition technology and a turbocharger to produce 258bhp of maximum power at 5,500rpm.

Mazda5

Mazda will also be unveiling its new 7-seater, the Mazda5.

The Mazda5 will include an improved version of Mazda’s MZR-CD 2.0-litre turbocharged common-rail diesel engine, which comes standard with a Euro IV compliant diesel particulate filter system.

The diesel engine comes in two power derivatives, a 108bhp version and a 141bhp version. Both derivatives are coupled to a new six-speed manual transmission.

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