Mazda reveals new 2/Demio before its debut at Paris

Mazda released the next latest and greatest model to undergo a complete redesign, the all-new Mazda2/Demio, which was revealed on the web ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this October.

Based on the Hazumi Concept, it utilizes the automaker’s latest Kodo design language, thus resembling the Hazumi to a very strong degree. It also looks right up to par with the latest Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5.

Details overall are limited, but the new Mazda2/Demio should get power from Mazda’s latest SKYACTIV 1.5L gas and diesel four-pot with the choice of a manual or automatic transmission. Rumors of a potential rotary hybrid also still stand for the future.

For full details plus some video, check it out after the jump.

ALL-NEW 2016 MAZDA2 MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT IRVINE, Calif. (July 16, 2014) – The all-new 2016 Mazda2 was today unveiled in Japan by Mazda Motor Corporation (MC). Mazda’s sub-compact entry, known as the Demio in Japan, receives its first complete redesign since its global third-generation launch seven years ago. Based on the HAZUMI concept, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March, this all-new fourth-generation vehicle is outfitted with the full suite of SKYACTIV®[1] technologies and “KODO: Soul of Motion” design language to match its larger siblings the Mazda3 compact car, Mazda6 mid-size sedan and CX-5 compact SUV. The 2016 Mazda2 also features additional in-vehicle and safety technology with MAZDA CONNECT™ and i-ACTIVSENSE, respectively. The 2016 Mazda2 will begin rolling out to global markets from Japan’s Hofu plant starting this fall. For the Japanese market, the vehicle will be available with a SKYACTIV-G 1.3-liter gasoline engine and a SKYACTIV-D 1.5-liter clean diesel engine. More information on specifications for other global markets, including the U.S., will be released closer to its on-sale date in those respective regions.

With more than 2.4 million units sold worldwide, the Mazda2 is the best-selling vehicle in Japan. First introduced in 1996, a second generation followed in 2002 with the third-generation model being released in 2007. The Mazda2 was not available in the U.S. market until the third generation as a 2011 model.

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Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

Chris Chin

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