Production of all-new Mazda2 begins at Hofu Plant

– Global launches starting in Japan this autumn –


HIROSHIMA, Japan, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Mazda Motor Corporation today
unveiled the all-new Mazda2 (known as Mazda Demio in Japan). Production
of the model, which has been fully redesigned for the first time in
seven years, has begun at Mazda’s Hofu Plant No. 1 in Yamaguchi, Japan.
Following the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3, the all-new Mazda2 is the
fourth in Mazda’s line-up of next-generation models which adopt the
full range of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO – Soul of Motion design. The
all-new Mazda2 will be rolled out in global markets starting in Japan
this autumn.

The all-new Mazda2 brings new levels of functionality and added value by
evolving the concepts and technologies cultivated through the
development of earlier next-generation products, and condensing them in
a compact body. KODO design gives the car a dynamic and energetic form,
and finely crafted interior, imparting a presence unrivalled in the
subcompact class. Development based on the same engineering concepts as
those in larger next-generation models – new SKYACTIV engines,
transmissions, body, and chassis – allow the all-new Mazda2 to provide
both outstanding safety and eco-performance, and the brand’s trademark
driving pleasure. The model also features a wide range of cutting-edge
technologies such as the Mazda Connect next-generation car connectivity
system, and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features that aid the driver
in recognizing and responding to hazards.

The all-new Mazda2 will be available in certain markets with the
SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a new small-displacement clean diesel engine that
offers excellent fuel economy and eco-performance while delivering
torque comparable to a 2.5-litre gasoline engine. Along with
next-generation high-efficiency direct-injection gasoline engines, the
SKYACTIV-G 1.3 and SKYACTIV-G 1.5, the clean diesel engine will allow
Mazda to offer an engine line-up tailored to the needs of each market.
The Mazda2 will come to the Canadian market in 2015, and will get the
SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre gasoline engine.

With total sales of over 2.4 million units globally, the Mazda2 is one
of Mazda’s core products. Starting with the launch of the original in
1996, the Mazda2 has brought new value to the subcompact segment every
time it has been fully redesigned. With this fourth generation Mazda2,
Mazda again offers customers around the world a new interpretation of
the subcompact car.

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