Production of all-new Mazda2 starts during Hofu Plant

– Global launches starting in Japan this autumn –

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HIROSHIMA, Japan, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Mazda Motor Corporation today
denounced a all-new Mazda2 (known as Mazda Demio in Japan). Production
of a model, that has been entirely redesigned for a initial time in
7 years, has begun during Mazda’s Hofu Plant No. 1 in Yamaguchi, Japan.
Following a Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3, a all-new Mazda2 is the
fourth in Mazda’s choice of next-generation models that adopt the
full operation of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO – Soul of Motion design. The
all-new Mazda2 will be rolled out in tellurian markets starting in Japan
this autumn.

The all-new Mazda2 brings new levels of functionality and combined value by
elaborating a concepts and technologies cultivated by the
growth of progressing next-generation products, and condensing them in
a compress body. KODO pattern gives a automobile a enterprising and enterprising form,
and finely crafted interior, imparting a participation peerless in the
subcompact class. Development formed on a same engineering concepts as
those in incomparable next-generation models – new SKYACTIV engines,
transmissions, body, and framework – concede a all-new Mazda2 to provide
both superb reserve and eco-performance, and a brand’s trademark
pushing pleasure. The indication also facilities a far-reaching operation of cutting-edge
technologies such as a Mazda Connect next-generation automobile connectivity
system, and i-ACTIVSENSE modernized reserve facilities that assist a driver
in noticing and responding to hazards.

The all-new Mazda2 will be accessible in certain markets with the
SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a new small-displacement purify diesel engine that
offers glorious fuel economy and eco-performance while delivering
torque allied 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, a purify diesel engine will allow
Mazda to offer an engine choice tailored to a needs of any market.
The Mazda2 will come to a Canadian marketplace in 2015, and will get the
SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre gasoline engine.

With sum sales of over 2.4 million units globally, a Mazda2 is one
of Mazda’s core products. Starting with a launch of a strange in
1996, a Mazda2 has brought new value to a subcompact shred every
time it has been entirely redesigned. With this fourth era Mazda2,
Mazda again offers business around a universe a new interpretation of
a subcompact car.

Video: Unveiling of All-New Mazda2

Video: All-new Mazda2

For additional images, revisit Mazda Canada’s media website during www.media.mazda.ca/next-generation-mazda2.

About Mazda Canada Inc.
Mazda Canada Inc. is obliged for a sales and marketing, customer
use and tools support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a national network of 165
dealerships. For additional information revisit Mazda Canada’s media
website during www.media.mazda.ca

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