The company claims the mini-MPV market is ripe for development. A Mazda spokesman said: 'The Renault Megane Scenic is the only established mini-MPV. It's not a crowded market and we have, through developing the Premacy in just 23 months, stolen a march on competitors who are planning to bring in their own mini-MPV.'
Citroen, Toyota, Vauxhall and potentially Volkswagen are planning to enter the mini-MPV fray. Vauxhall will be the first to follow Renault with the May introduction of the Zafira.