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The new model Mazda 2 is due to arrive in the UK this September and is very different from the model it replaces. It is the second generation of Mazda’s ‘Zoom Zoom’ designed models. It will be based on the same basic platform that will be used for the new model Ford Fiesta and is both smaller and lighter than the previous Mazda 2 model.
Mazda is introducing a pair of Mazda 6 hatchbacks that offer buyers to this stylish D-segment model even more comfort and convenience, plus a subtle hint of visual distinction. Available with a choice of 2.0litre petrol or 2.0 litre diesel engines, the new Mazda 6 Kumano has a starting price of £17,550 on the road.
Mazda has launched a new powerful 2.0 litre diesel engine to its popular Mazda 3 range. This new engine gives 141bhp which is more powerful than its two current diesel engines in the Mazda 3 range. With acceleration of 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds, the new diesel engine is slightly slower than its comparable competitors – the Ford Focus and VW Golf diesels.
Mazda is due to launch a brand new version of its Mazda 2 at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. Set to compete in the Supermini category against the likes of the Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta, the updated Mazda 2 model will go on sale in the UK later this year.
Last year Mazda sold over 50,000 cars in the UK, its best-ever sales figures here. This is a huge increase since, for example, in 2001 they only sold 15,800 Mazda models in the UK. Mazda had 2 top-sellers in 2006, with the Mazda 6 just beating the Mazda 3, whilst the MX-5 was in third place. Managing director Rob Lindley explained why 50,000 is such a significant figure.
Mazda is to launch its new RX-8 PZ on July 1st 2006, which has been billed as a more focused version of the sports coupe. Carpages reports that the new Mazda Rx-8 2006 comes in leather trim and in a choice of Brilliant Black and Galaxy Grey colours. The model retains the speed performance of the previous 231ps model capable, doing zero to 62 mph in a mere 6.
Fans and new buyers of the Mazda RX-8 in 2006 can now talk to each other about their favourite vehicle in the Mazda RX-8 club. Alternatively, owners can discuss everything RX-8 in the exclusive chat room, safe in the knowledge that they are in the company of fellow fans.
The cheap new Mazda2 range has been given a number of interior and exterior tweaks. Not all the new Mazda2's revisions are cosmetic though, the cheap new supermini has also gained a 1.4-litre diesel engine, which delivers 68bhp and complies with the new European emissions guidelines. Other powerplant options are available in the form of 1.25-, 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol powered engines.
The new Mazda 3 MPS will be unveiled for spectators at the Geneva Motor Show. It will share the 2.3-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine that comes with its elder sibling, the Mazda 6. The engine allows the new Mazda 3 to deliver 274 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, doing an estimated 0-60mph in around six seconds.
Mazda is celebrating record January sales with the release of the new Mazda 3 Sakata, available with a range of new car finance deals from dealerships. It will be available with black mica or Strato blue metallic paintwork, 15-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. It also comes with a sprightly 1.6 litre 104 bhp petrol engine, rear spoiler and air-conditioning.