For seven years now, the Mazda2 has steadfastly served the small car market, delivering Zoom-zoom at a low cost and with a small footprint. But it’s time for a change, and that change comes from the 2015 Mazda2, which gets an all-new look that has been revealed ahead of its debut this fall.
The 2015 Mazda2 will debut to the public at the Paris Auto Show in October, but we get our first look at the tiny Mazda today. Thankfully it sticks close with the Hazumi concept that debuted last year, and engine options currently include a 1.5 liter gas or diesel motor. You’ll also have your option of either an automatic or manual transmission. Mazda paid special attention to improved the new SkyActiv chassis.
In addition to refined driving dynamics, the 2015 Mazda2 also gets a suite of safety and connectivity technologies. The new “supermini” as Mazda refers to it will also be sold overseas as the Demio, and while I don’t expect the diesel engine to come to American shores (still waiting on that diesel Mazda6…), Mazda has been toying with the idea of a rotary-powered plug-in hybrid.
No fuel economy or horsepower figures have been released yet either, as Mazda is likely saving that for the big Paris debut.