Mazda new Mazda2, revealed in Japan recently, is the fourth member of the carmaker’s current generation of models to feature the full range of ultra-efficient SkyActiv technology, based on its impressive KODO – Soul of Motion design concept.
Mazda says it has followed a formula to come up with a winning combination of performance, fuel economy, safety, and Mazda's patented driving fun.
The result is that the new Mazda2 has the potential to reproduce the immense popularity of its siblings – the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3 – when it goes on sale in autumn, starting with the Japanese market and spreading worldwide.
Evolving and enhancing the technology and ergonomics cultivated in the other vehicles in the range, the newest Mazda is expected to raise the bar in the crucial B segment, Europe's single largest in terms of market share.
The Mazda2 will premiere in Europe with a new small displacement clean diesel engine, the SkyActiv-D 1.5, as well as different power versions of the petrol SkyActiv-G 1.5. Powertrain availability may vary according to the market, so as soon as the line-up for Ireland is confirmed, you will read about here first.
Together with SkyActiv body, chassis, and manual and automatic transmissions, it also gets the company's innovative MZD Connect in-car connectivity system, a class-beating range of i-ActivSense active safety technology, and a remarkably spacious and refined interior.
Applauded time and again for delivering good value and unwavering reliability, more than 2.4 million Mazda2s have been sold globally since it was first launched in 1996.
With its new generation, Mazda is promising another exciting interpretation of the supermini to drivers around the world.