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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