Since its launch in 2007, over 35,000 examples of the Mazda2 have been sold in Australia, making it one of the best selling light cars on the market.
Joining three- and five-door hatch models this year is the Mazda2 sedan, a car Mazda hopes will attract a whole new range of buyers.
"Having listened to customer feedback and studied the light segment very closely, we believe that the new Mazda2 sedan offers the potential to engage with a whole new set of customers," said Mazda Australia marketing manager, Mr Alastair Doak.
The new Mazda2 sedan offers an impressive list of features that includes inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, power windows and power mirrors - not to mention a 450-litre boot.
Safety comes courtesy of front, side and curtain airbags, ABS brakes and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
Under the bonnet, the Mazda2 range will continue to be powered by a 1.5-litre 76kW petrol engine which will be offered with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Fuel economy figures are as low as 6.4L/100km.