New Mazda 2 coming mid-2010
18th February, 2010
An updated version of the
Mazda 2 will hit Australian showrooms in May in both hatch and sedan body
styles boasting a new look and equipment upgrades.
Mazda 2’s combination of styling, driving dynamics and spirited yet
economical performance has seen it more than treble the sales volumes
achieved by its predecessor. Over 35,000 Mazda 2’s have been sold in
Australia since its launch in 2007 making it one of the best selling light
cars in the country.
This is the first time that the Mazda 2 has been offered in two distinct
body styles and it is expected that customers will be attracted to the new
Mazda 2 sedan in part because of its styling and impressive 450 litres of
Mazda Australia marketing manager, Alastair Doak said “Having listened
to customer feedback and studied the light segment very closely, we believe
that the new Mazda 2 sedan offers the potential to engage with a whole new
set of customers.”
The Mazda 2 sedan will offer a host of features including 15
inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning and power windows and mirrors. Safety is
well catered for with front, side and curtain SRS airbags in addition to other
safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic
Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
The Mazda 2 range will continue to be powered by a 76 kW 1.5 litre petrol engine and will be
available with both manual or automatic transmissions. Fuel efficiency remains
impressive with the manual transmission achieving 6.4 litres per 100 km.
The ability to offer Australian customers both
body styles has been made possible by production moving to the Auto Alliance
Thailand (AAT) passenger car plant.