Images posted to the Thailand Mazda 2 Club site show what appears to be a production-ready version of the light sedan wrapped in swirly camouflage bearing the telltale design cues of the new-generation Mazda 2 hatch, including its stubby snout, shapely headlights and the same alloy wheels as have been seen in press shots of the hatch.
At the rear, the 2 sedan features a diminutive boot lid that flows from the swooping roofline down towards the tapered rear bumper - a design that is similar to the Mazda 3 sedan, only with slightly more curvature. The outline of the tail-lights can be seen through the disguise, and they appear to run from the rear quarter panel on to the boot-lid before cutting off just prior to the number plate recess.
The roofline's swept profile is further pronounced by the glasshouse of the sedan, which has bigger rear windows than in the hatchback.
The new Mazda 2 sedan could be revealed within a matter of months, with the Japanese brand's Australian chief having suggested recently that it had "a number of things" to show at the Los Angeles auto show in November, possibly alongside an updated version of the CX-5 SUV.
Mazda Australia has confirmed it is looking at offering the new Mazda 2 sedan in Australia. If it is to be sold here, the car will compete with the likes of the Honda City and Mitsubishi Mirage sedan, along with sedan versions of the Hyundai Accent, Holden Barina and Toyota Yaris.
Mazda Australia recently confirmed it will source the new Mazda 2 from Thailand rather than Japan.