Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A bit bigger: Spied—2011 Mazda5 spotted in Irvine
No, it isn't a subcompact, but it is one of the smallest minivans available (and I'm a big fan): The Mazda5. Subcompact Culture reader and contributor, Sean Murphy, spotted the not-yet-released 2011 Mazda5 around Irvine, CA.
From the back, the Mazda5 actually is pretty attractive ...
... the front, however, now wears the Mazda corporate happy face, which seems to be a love-it-or-leave-it look. I don't mind it on the upcoming Mazda2, but am not a fan of it on the Mazda3, Mazda6, or here (at least in pictures). Maybe it looks better in person. Also, you can make out the several swoops in the bodylines on the sides. Yes, those are apparently imprinted in the metal, not graphics.
Good reflexes, Sean, and thanks for the pics!