2011 Mazda2 Facelift revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 2, 2010

The latest iteration of the current Mazda2 has been unveiled at the 2010 Paris auto show – featuring a slew of updates that are sure to cement its position in the small car segment in Europe. Agile and fast as ever while emitting lower emissions and consuming less fuel, the upgraded version of the Mazda2 is now blessed with the new Mazda family face as well as newly designed wheels.

Available in two body styles – five-door hatchback and sporty three-door hatchback – the new Mazda2 is now offered with two new exterior colors: Aquatic Blue Mica and Burgundy Red Mica. This means that customers could choose from 11 available exterior colors, depending on the market.

Now, the upgraded Mazda2 features new dynamic 16-inch alloy wheels and 15-inch steel wheel cover designs. For those opting for the Sport version, they would be treated to side skirts and a rear roof spoiler.

Its interior has become more premium and sophisticated, thanks to elements like audio panel with piano black surfaces and chrome-plated lines, as well as instruments with new black faces, white numbers and silver rings.

It also boasts of new black steering-wheel switch bezels as well as black moldings around the air conditioning vents at each side. Moreover, the Mazda2 features a hazard lamp button, higher-quality seat fabrics in black-based patterns, and more durable materials on surfaces of the center stack that are used every day.

Additionally, the new Mazda2 comes with new higher-quality seat fabrics and fabric colors. Moreover, the vehicle's body shell and suspension were also upgraded for a smoother and more comfortable ride.

It now features newly tuned front and rear dampers as well as softer trailing arm bushes at the rear suspension. The rear wheel-house gussets now feature a new shape as well as more spot welds. Customers can choose from three petrol and one diesel engine to power their Mazda2.

These engines include: 75-PS and 84-PS 1.3-liter engines; a 102-PS 1.5-liter powerplant; and a 95-PS 205-Nm 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine.

The diesel unit consumes just 4.2 liters of fuel and emits just 110 grams of carbon per 100 km combined. All of these engines are compliant with Euro5 regulations. Mazda2 also boasts of scoring five stars on Euro NCAP crash-testing in 2008.

Press Release

Mazda Premieres at Paris 2010

Mazda presents the European premiere of the newly upgraded Mazda2 at this year’s Paris Motor Show with significant updates to make the 2008 World Car of the Year even more appealing. The recently-launched second-generation Mazda5 and the current Mazda3 are also a focus in Paris, both with updated common-rail diesel versions delivering reductions in fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and Euro5 compliance. The stand will also have detailed information about Mazda’s eco-friendly SKY Technologies, which will see global roll-out in the near future.

Paris Motor Show 2010 www.mazda-press.com

Upgraded Mazda2 – Now even more Stylish & Comfortable

The new Mazda family face is introduced to Mazda2 along with new exterior colours and wheel designs for a sportier look. On the inside, quality look and feel is improved by new materials, seat fabrics and colours, while bodyshell and suspension updates improve ride comfort. Rounding out the upgrade package is an updated engine line-up with Euro5 compliance for all powertrains, including an updated diesel that needs just 4.2 litres of fuel per 100 km, and produces just 110 g/km of CO2 (combined). And for even more comfortable city driving a new automatic transmission is now available.

Mazda5 Diesel – the Ideal Family Car: Practical, Roomy & Fuel-Efficient

The New Mazda5 sees its engine line-up completed with a new 1.6-litre turbo diesel that delivers high torque driving fun coupled to low daily operating costs. The new engine is fitted with a six-speed manual transmission and using around15 percent less fuel per 100 km, while producing 13 percent less CO2 than the 2.0-litre diesel engine it replaces. With this powertrain the New Mazda5 with high practicality, and room for up to seven, is a truly family-friendly vehicle

Mazda3 Diesel – Sporty and more Frugal

Paris also highlights an updated Euro5 version of Mazda3’s economical 1.6-litre turbo diesel now with new six-speed manual transmission and a 12 percent hike in maximum torque for even more driving fun. Consuming just 4.4 litres of fuel per 100 km, and producing 117 g/km of CO2, this Mazda3 diesel is an attractive proposition for customers looking for a sporty yet frugal compact.

Mazda SKY Concept – Next-Generation Powertrains

Mazda Motor Corporation will take a major step towards achieving its goal of reducing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of its line-up by 30 and 23 percent respectively by 2015 with the launch of innovative Mazda SKYTECH in the near future. The Mazda SKY-G* (petrol) and Mazda SKY-D* (diesel) engines, both of which will reduce fuel consumption significantly compared to Mazda’s current engines, produce more power to ensure there is no sacrifice in driving fun. These engines are joined by Mazda SKY-Drive*, a new, six-speed automatic transmission that will reduce fuel consumption compared to the current AT, while delivering a smooth and linear driving feel.

*Concepts for engines and transmissions planned for global introduction from 2011

Upgraded Mazda2

Now even more Stylish and Comfortable

When the current Mazda2 was first launched late in 2007 it was nothing short of a revolution in the automobile industry. Not only amazing to look at, it was also 100kg lighter than its predecessor bringing benefits – agility, speed, low consumption and emissions – and it was very safe*. It became a big seller for Mazda and this success story is about to enter its second phase at the Paris Show with the European premiere of the Upgraded Mazda2 featuring updates that will strengthen its position in the very competitive European small car segment.

For the upgrade, the Mazda2 gets the new Mazda family face and newly designed wheels, plus two new body colours. The interior improves an already outstanding package with enhanced quality look and feel. The instruments have new black faces, white numbers and silver rings, matched by new black steering-wheel switch bezels. The audio panel gets new piano black surfaces with chrome-plated lines, while black mouldings are added around the air conditioning vents at each side and the hazard lamp button. Completing the interior upgrade are higher-quality seat fabrics in black-based patterns and more durable materials for items that are touched on a daily basis.

Targeted bodyshell and suspension updates provide an even more comfortable and smooth ride. All powertrains have been upgraded to comply with Euro5 regulations. The powertrain line-up includes three petrol engines ranging from two 1.3-litre derivatives with 75 PS and 84 PS, to a 1.5-litre with 102 PS and a more powerful and economic 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine with 95 PS (up by 5 PS) and 205 Nm. This uses just 4.2 litres of fuel and produces just 110 grams of CO2 per 100km combined.

* The Mazda2 scored five-stars on Euro NCAP crash-testing in 2008

At a Glance

Upgraded Mazda2 2010 - Exterior Features

New Mazda family face introduced for a sportier more dynamic look
Two body styles – five-door hatchback and sporty three-door hatchback
Two all new exterior colours: Aquatic Blue Mica and Burgundy Red Mica (range of up to 11 exterior colours available, depending on market)
New dynamic 16-inch alloy wheels and 15-inch steel wheel cover designs
Sport version* including side skirts and a rear roof spoiler
Interior Features

New instrument design with black background, white numeration and silver rings
New piano-black mouldings in centre stack and dashboard for improved quality look and feel
New durable materials introduced for surfaces of the centre stack used on a daily basis
New, higher-quality seat fabrics and fabric colours
Bodyshell and Suspension Updates

Bodyshell and suspension updates improve ride comfort
New softer trailing arm bushes at the rear suspension
Newly tuned front and rear dampers
New shape of the rear wheel-house gussets and added spot welds at this location
Powertrain Updates

MZ-CD 1.6 Euro5 compliant common-rail diesel engine that produces 95ps (+ 5 ps) at 3,800rpm and 205Nm of torque at 1,750 - 3,000rpm
It uses approx. 2 percent less** fuel than the outgoing diesel (4.2 l/100km combined) and produces less CO2 (only 110g/km)
* Depending on market

** Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are preliminary and subject to homologation

MZR 1.3 Standard Power produces 75ps at 6,000rpm and 119Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. Uses approx. 2 percent less fuel with (5.1 l/100km combined) and produces approx. 5 percent less CO2 (119g/km)
MZR 1.3 High Power produces 84ps at 6,000rpm and 121Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. Uses approx. 2 percent less fuel (5.1 l/100km combined) and produces approx. 5 percent less CO2 (119g/km)
MZR 1.5 five-speed manual transmission produces 102ps at 6,000rpm and 133Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Consumes 5.8 l/100km (combined) and produces 135g/km of CO2 (combined)
MZR 1.5 now available with smooth-shifting four-speed ‘Activematic’ transmission*. This model uses 6.3 litres of fuel (combined) and produces 146g/km of CO2 (combined)

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