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2015 Mazda 2 diesel unlikely for Australia

The new-generation Mazda 2 is unlikely to be offered with a diesel powerplant in Australia despite an all-new oil-burner being of the headline acts of its showcar precursor, the Mazda Hazumi concept. The Hazumi concept presented at the Geneva motor show overnight showcased a new 1.5-litre turbo diesel Skyactiv four-cylinder powerplant which was described as a "potent and high-revving" engine...

Mazda Hazumi concept revealed

It's called the Mazda Hazumi concept but this is the new Mazda 2 city car in thin disguise. The Japanese company says the Hazumi concept – unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show ahead of an expected on-sale date of late 2014 or early 2015 for Australia – is a “glimpse at Mazda’s ideal next-generation subcompact”, claiming it focuses on four key aspects: the brand’s Kodo styling; SkyActiv technology; proactive safety; and the MZD Connect connectivity system...

2015 Mazda 2 Hazumi concept sketch leaked

A sketch of the Mazda Hazumi concept that previews the next-generation Mazda 2 has leaked days out from its official Geneva motor show unveiling. The design sketch, first seen on German blog autofilou, shows the Hazumi concept from a front quarter angle, uncovering its sharply styled face, wedge-shaped profile and compact overall proportions, expanding on last Friday’s official teaser shot...

2015 Mazda 2 Hazumi concept previews new city car

A concept previewing the next-generation Mazda 2 will debut at next month’s Geneva motor show. The Mazda Hazumi concept – teased in the tightly cropped sketch above – is set to provide an accurate impression of the design of the third-generation Mazda 2 before the final production model is revealed later this year and reaches Australian showrooms in the first half of 2015...

Mazda 2: simplified Sport range offers increased value

A refreshed Mazda 2 range is now on sale in Australia, offering a simplified two-variant line-up with new features and improved value. Mazda Australia's new Neo Sport grade supersedes the standard Neo as the entry-level model and the Maxx Sport replaces both the mid-level Maxx and high-grade Genki as the new top-spec model...

2014 Mazda 2 rendering appears in Japanese magazine

An image purporting to reveal the design of the next-generation Mazda 2 has appeared in a Japanese magazine. Japanese website Minkara posted a scan of the computer-generated magazine image, which is believed to be an artist's rendering rather than an official leaked shot from Mazda. The car maker has not claimed responsibility for the Mazda 2 image nor offered any comment on its accuracy...

Mazda2 gets connected with USB

Mazda Australia has announced the addition of USB connectivity across its entire Mazda2 range at no extra cost to buyers. The addition of USB connectivity means Mazda2 drivers and passengers can now easily connect iPods, iPhones or other USB-based music devices via a direct input located in the centre console...

2012 Mazda2 improves safety

Australia's most popular light car, the Mazda2, has been given a range of additional features for no extra cost. The most important being the inclusion of side and curtain SRS airbags as standard equipment. The safety enhancements announced today equip even the very base model Mazda2 Neo with the highest safety standards available...

Mazda Black Limited Edition MX-5 and Mazda2

Mazda in the UK have just released details of the ‘Black Limited Edition MX-5 Sport Black and Mazda2 Black and numbers are indeed 'limited'. In recognition of the highly successful 205 kW Mazda MX-5 GT race car, which competes in the current Britcar Production GTN Championship, the two ‘Black Limited Edition’ models are said to ‘bring a darker edge to Mazda’s model range’...

2011 Mazda2 Genki update on sale in Australia

The Mazda2 Genki has been upgraded with more standard features and is now one of the best-equipped light cars available in Australia. The range-topping model in the Mazda2 range, the Genki now includes rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, climate control and cruise control as standard...

Mazda SkyActiv 1.3 petrol engine to launch in Mazda2

Mazda has revealed the full details of its SkyActiv-G 1.3-litre direct-injection petrol engine ahead of its Japanese launch in the coming weeks. The SkyActiv-G 1.3 produces 62kW of power at 5400rpm and 112Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Its high compression ratio of 14.0:1 is a record for a regular mass production petrol car engine...