The all-new 2016 Mazda2 was unveiled today in Japan by Mazda Motor Corporation. Mazda’s sub-compact entry 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 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 mid-size sedan and CX-5 compact SUV. The Mazda2 also features additional in-vehicle and safety technology with MAZDA CONNECT and i-ACTIVSENSE.
The 2016 Mazda2 will begin rolling out to global markets from Japan’s Hofu plant starting this fall. For Japan, the vehicle will be available with a SKYACTIV-G 1.3-liter gasoline engine and a SKYACTIV-D 1.5-liter clean diesel engine. U.S. vehicle specifications will be released closer to its on-sale date.
We really enjoyed our week with the 2013 Mazda2, and we’re sure the fourth-gen Mazda2 will be just as fun!