The new Mazda5 MPV will go on sale in January, priced from €24,995. The seven-seater features sliding rear doors and a second and third row of seats that can be folded into a variety of positions.
Ireland gets a 1.6-litre 115hp diesel engine with emissions of 138g/km, meaning it sits in motor tax Band B with annual road tax of just €156.
Fuel economy is improved by 15 percent compared to the previous 2.0-litre diesel to 5.2 l/100km. As well as new styling features the car gets a wider specification with the top model Sport getting 17-inch alloy wheels, power sliding doors and heated seats.
The Executive SE model is likely to be the big-seller, which features Bluetooth, climate control, rear parking sensors, cruise control and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Mazda5 1.6D Comfort €24,995
Mazda5 1.6D Executive €25,995
Mazda5 1.6D Executive SE €26,995
Mazda5 1.6D Sport €29,995
You can read our review of the new car here.