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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...

2011 Mazda2 Maxx, Genki earn five-star ANCAP safety rating

All 2011 Mazda2 vehicles equipped with ESC (electronic stability control) and side and curtain airbags have been awarded a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The entire Mazda2 range is fitted with ESC as standard. The Maxx and Genki models come with six airbags (dual front, side and curtain), automatically qualifying them for the five-star rating...

2011 Mazda2 sedan gone as production returns to Japan

Mazda Australia has confirmed that the relocation of 2011 Mazda2 production from Thailand to Japan means the sedan variant will no longer be available in the local market. Mazda Australia’s Steve Maciver told CarAdvice production was initially moved to Thailand to help support increased output at the Rayong facility, and now that numbers from the plant were high enough to supply the South East Asia region alone, Australian production was moved back to Japan...

2011 Mazda2 range updated for Australia

Mazda Australia has announced subtle 2011 model year updates for the 2011 Mazda2 range. The updates apply to the entry-level Neo and mid-spec Maxx models. The 2011 Mazda2 Neo benefits from new seat trim, Piano Black interior highlights, body coloured exterior door handles and new 15-inch steel wheel covers...

2012 Mazda2 Electric leasing announced in Japan

Mazda has announced it will begin leasing EV versions of the Mazda2 in Japan during the first half of 2012. The Mazda2 Electric will be leased to a number of companies and government organisations that will use the car in the city to see how well its works within Japan's infrastructure. The leasing program was also designed to see how well the car and Mazda's technology performs...

Mazda MX-5 Cup Car, Mazda2 Street, Mazda3 Turbo sedan models at SEMA show

Sports Mazda fans, prepare yourself, as your appetite is about to be smothered in all kinds of performance Mazda goodness. Clockwise, there's the Mazda MX-5 Super20, Mazda2 Street, Mazda MX-5 Cup Car, Mazda2 Evil Track, Mazda3 Turbo sedan and the Mazda2 Carbon. The Mazda MX-5 Super20 is a hard-topped version of the Mazda MX-5 offering tough street presence...

2011 Mazda2 to get SKYACTIV high compression technology

Mazda has announced the next generation Mazda2 will come equipped with the company's latest SKYACTIV technology. Mazda says this will allow the entry-level model to achieve 3.3L/100km fuel consumption. Mazda's SKYACTIV technology is basically the company's way of providing substantial fuel economy improvements through the use of very high-compression, small capacity, direct-injection petrol engines...

2010 Mazda2 five-door hatch & new sedan models now available

Mazda has released its new Mazda2 light car range this week. The new range, incorporating five-door hatch and four-door sedan models, offers buyers increased safety levels, more style and even better value for money. The new Mazda2 evolves the current model's ‘Dynamic and Exquisite’ design theme with a new, expressive five-point grille, bringing the smaller Mazda model inline with the brand's new "Family Face"...

2010 Mazda2 hatch & sedan face-lift heads for Australia

The new Mazda2 hatch and sedan will land in Australian showrooms from May highlighting a revised look and increased equipment levels. 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...

Mazda2 concept trio in Los Angeles, possible MPS variant

Marking the belated debut of the Mazda2 in the US, Mazda has unveiled a trio of concept models at this year's Los Angeles Auto show. Based on the face lifted hatchback variants, the three concepts have been named the Mazda 2Evil, Active2 Surf and Active2 Snow. Designed as a tribute to the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B race car, it has been speculated that the Mazda 2Evil Special Concept hints at a new MPS version...

Mazda2 platform to be used for electric vehicle test project

Mazda has announced that it will provide three Mazda2s for conversion to electric vehicles as part of a new test project in collaboration with Itochu Corporation, Tsukuba City and several other companies. Commencing in March 2010, the Tsukuba Environmental Style Test Project aims to comprehensively assess a low-carbon energy network composed of electric vehicles (EVs), rapid chargers, fixed battery stations, solar panels and a car sharing service...