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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...

Mazda2 sedan, Mazda3 diesel to join the range next year

Mazda has confirmed that it will bring the Mazda2 sedan to Australia by mid-2010 when production of the vehicle begins in Thailand. The Mazda2 sedan sits on the same 2490mm wheelbase as its hatchback sibling and will be powered by the existing 76kW 1.5-litre petrol engine...

2010 Mazda2 facelift revealed in official press release

Mazda has inadvertently unveiled its facelifted new generation Mazda2 in an official press release announcing the commencement of production at the brand's Thailand plant. While the original Mazda2 premiered the brand's funky new design direction, subsequent updates to the remainder of the Mazda model line-up featured the now trademark 'smiley grille' - notably absent from the Mazda2...

Mazda2 snares record July sales

The littlest car in Mazda's line-up has made a big difference to its bottom line, resulting in a new record best month for Australia's favourite imported brand. The Mazda2 sold 1,447 units this July - a 147% increase on same month last year - snaring the company a new monthly sales record, retailing a benchmark 6,508 new cars...

Mazdaspeed Mazda2 (MPS)

Despite rumours that Mazda Australia is starting to lose a little bit of interest in its MPS range, hotted up Mazdas seem to be endless. This is the Mazdaspeed Mazda Demio, or as we know it, the Mazda2. So far very little is known except that it looks sensational. With a complete body kit including bumpers, spoilers, skirts, etc...

2008 Mazda2 Sedan revealed

The exquisite Mazda2 broke the mold when it proved a micro hatch could be both attractive and practical, achieving the impossible to be recognised as Car of the Year in Japan. Following its success, Mazda has released a preview of the Mazda2 sedan in anticipation for its official debut at the 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show in China this week...

New Mazda2 wins Car of the Year

Mazda have taken out top honours at this years Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC), with the stylish Mazda2 named Car of the Year. Known as the Mazda Demio in Japan, the new Mazda2 beat a field that included the Honda Jazz not due in Australia until next year, and the just-launched Subaru Impreza...

New 2008 Mazda2

The Zoom-Zoom philosophy continues at Mazda with the release of the new lighter, stronger, safer and cuter Mazda2. The Mazda2 is available in three model variants - Neo, Maxx and Genki, all of which share the same 76 kW 1.5L engine...

Stylish Mazda2 Paves the Way for Art

In support of visual arts in Australia, Mazda - the country's leading vehicle importer - have become the presenting partner of Sydney's largest urban arts festival, Chalk the Walk 2007. The festival which is expected to draw a crowd of more than 120,000 visitors to Sydney will be held between September 20th to the 23rd...

Mazda2 MPS?

Winding Road reports Mazda are all but finished working on a top of the range turbo-charged Mazda2. The Mazda2 MPS will be based on the new generation Mazda2 landing in Australia come October. Powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine, the new hot hatch is expected to take on Mitsubishi's Ralliart Colt and the new Ford Fiesta XR4...