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.