Clever, comfortable and confident: the all-new Mazda2 is heading for Europe, where its generous equipment and convention-challenging capabilities are set to take the B segment by storm.
Mazda's next-generation supermini will make its European press debut at an exclusive driving event that gets under way at Mazda Space in Barcelona on 3 November. The five-door hatchback will also be the highlight of several national motor shows and other events in autumn and winter.
The all-new Mazda2 combines the complete range of SKYACTIV technology with a stunning KODO Soul of Motion design very similar to the Mazda Hazumi concept unveiled in Geneva in March. It features the ingeniously intuitive interior concept first seen on the all-new Mazda3, including the Active Driving Display the first head-up display in this class and a human-machine interface specially adapted for the subcompact's cabin.
With MZD Connect, the new Mazda2 is also one of the first B-segment models to bring occupants online in complete safety, meeting the demands of many of today's customers. The cabin itself, meanwhile, is surprisingly spacious and comfortable, particularly for the driver but also with top-class rear legroom.
Under the bonnet is one of four engines including the SKYACTIV-D 1.5-litre, a brand-new low compression clean diesel with 104bhp and maximum torque of 220Nm, while still maintaining super low CO2 emissions of 89g/km. The all-new Mazda2 will also be offered with the petrol-powered SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre in three variants producing between 74bhp and 113bhp.
The all-new supermini also gets the SKYACTIV-Chassis, and with it the widely praised linear sporty handling of its larger siblings for Mazda's patented Jinba Ittai oneness-with-the-car feeling. Optimised for the Mazda2's size, the upshot is remarkably smooth responsiveness to go with significantly advanced comfort and confidence-inspiring stability that is unusual for a subcompact.
by: Rebecca Chaplin