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Mazda unveils next generation Mazda2

Mazda unveils next generation Mazda2

Mazda has revealed the all-new Mazda2, following the production launch of the compact supermini at the Hofu plant south-east of Hiroshima.

The Mazda2 is the fourth member of Mazda's current model generation, featuring the full range of ultra-efficient SKYACTIV Technology and the manufacturer's striking 'KODO  Soul of Motion' design.

Combining winning performance, safety and fuel economy figures with driver satisfaction, the all-new Mazda2 is expected to raise the bar in the crucial B segment and follow in the footsteps of its larger siblings  the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3  when it goes on sale in Japan in the autumn.

The latest interpretation of the supermini will premiere in Europe with a brand new small displacement clean diesel engine, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5. Together with SKYACTIV body, chassis, and manual and automatic transmissions, it also receives the carmaker's innovative MZD Connect in-car connectivity system, a range of i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technology and a refined interior.

More than 2.4 million Mazda2s have been sold globally since it was first launched in 1996 and the new model is set to push those figures even higher.


by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert