New Mazda 2 Release

Published Date: 18th Jul 2014

Mazda have released details of the new production model of the latest generation 2 ahead of the Paris Motor Show in October, with general release due early 2015.

One of its main rivals will be the Ford Fiesta, but this new Mazda will have the advantage of the latest SkyActiv Technology and Kodo design. The car will be available in Japan this autumn, with manufacturing starting very soon at the car maker’s flagship plant in Hofu near Hiroshima.

Details of the new car are limited at the moment, with also very few images available at this point. The Japanese car-maker has said the new Mazda 2 will be the first car to have the new 1.5-litre TDi SkyActiv unit. This engine benefits from CO2 emissions of less than 90g/km, which will be class-leading in this new car category.

With the Supermini Class being the most popular kind of new car in Europe, Mazda are looking to tap into and be successful at this level. The new Mazda 2 will have excellent performance, fuel economy, safety, driving experience and will be lighter, more versatile and better looking.

The new Mazda 2 is likely to be one of the lightest cars in the Supermini class; this is down to a new chassis and outer body built by SkyActiv Technology, in line with lightweight and rigid principles. The total kerb weight is expected to be less than 1000kg.

The influence of design for the new Mazda 2 has come directly from the Hazumi Concept, which first appeared at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Also, the evolution of other models has been an influential factor of the new design.

The new Mazda 2 has people buzzing, with the potential of it possibly challenging the Ford fiesta in value for money, design and sales here in the UK. A New 64 plate Mazda 2 is possible depending on the release date, which is due early next year. With this it may be a