2016 Mazda 2

Stylistic lead

Set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this October, the new Mazda2 follows the stylistic lead of this year's Hazumi concept remarkably close, from the sharply creased front end right down to the wheel design - bringing the supermini hatchback in line with the KODO design language that characterizes its bigger siblings: the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5.

The all new 2016 Mazda2 was unveiled in Japan by Mazda Motor Corporation (MC). Mazda's sub-compact entry, known as the Demio in Japan, receives its first complete redesign since its global third-generation launch seven years ago. Based on the HAZUMI concept, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March, this all new fourth generation vehicle is outfitted with the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies and "KODO: Soul of Motion" design language to match its larger siblings the Mazda3 compact car, Mazda6 midsize sedan and CX-5 compact SUV. The 2016 Mazda2 also features additional in-vehicle and safety technology with MAZDA CONNECT and i-ACTIVSENSE, respectively.

The 2016 Mazda2 will begin rolling out to global markets from Japan's Hofu plant starting this fall. For the Japanese market, the vehicle will be available with a SKYACTIV-G 1.3 liter gasoline engine and a SKYACTIV-D 1.5 liter clean diesel engine. More information on specifications for other global markets will be released closer to its on-sale date in those respective regions.

With more than 2.4 million units sold worldwide, the Mazda2 is the bestselling vehicle in Japan. First introduced in 1996, a second generation followed in 2002 with the third generation model being released in 2007.

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