Mazda 2 In Detail

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Compact, Lightweight and Friendly


Compact, Lightweight and

New sub-compact car that ends the towards larger and heavier

Low fuel consumption thanks to and length reduction

Dynamic high safety level and a lot of fun

First presented at this Geneva Motor Show, is the first model of a further generation of Mazda automobiles. It the growing B-segment, which in has now conquered around 25 percent of the new car Mazda2’s outstanding total represents a bold break traditional trends in the automotive especially in the sub-compact segment: it is not approx. almost 100 kg lighter its predecessor, but also 40 mm shorter.

this, Mazda kept the of the car under 1,000 kg, which up to 15 percent less fuel and agile handling characteristics. its charismatic design and its high of safety make the Mazda2 a car suited to meet the demands of customers.

The Mazda2 does not follow every trend, but seemingly conflicting attributes environmental friendliness, lightweight compactness and driving fun. It the Zoom-Zoom philosophy, first with the Mazda6, to a new level. means that fun when and interacting with the car is still of importance, but it is enhanced in the new Mazda2 by technical solutions and, in of the changed environmental situation, newly interpreted.

The goals set for Mazda2 developers clearly defined: low fuel high functionality, ease of use and Mazda-typical performance attributes. to this was a design meant to even more the brand’s DNA and in the form of a true sub-compact car to create high levels of

Besides these goals, weight reduction as an efficient way to fuel consumption and CO2 emissions was at the top of the of requirements. And once again following the MX-5 roadster – Mazda was able to back the spiral of ever weight. An increased use of high-tensile led to a calorie reduction of almost 100 kg.

As a the new Mazda2 with the 1.3-litre engine weighs considerably than a ton, at 955 kg (with the 960 kg). Mazda2’s trend-bucking is also evident by its length, is now four centimetres shorter, at metres. By keeping the wheelbase the at 2.49 metres, the interior a very good interior for its compact size, with a good-sized boot volume of 250

Even When Standing the Mazda2 Looks Like an in the Starting Blocks

Mazda2’s was primarily based on a practical form. This has a lot of advantages, but is able to inspire an emotional in potential buyers. In order to a more dynamic form for generation, designers combined cut contours with soft

Giving the car a wedge form created an impression of athletic – even when the Mazda2 seems like it is At the same time, they on forms that look precise – a reflection of the of the Japanese for objects that are because of their simplicity. coordinated movement in mind, the of the body combine with the effects created by the outer to create forms of expression are rich and many-facetted.

With the Sports Appearance Package on market), the sporty look of the can be even further enhanced. spoilers, a lower front and an air intake that is wider at the than at the top, visually the vehicle’s centre of gravity, with a special Sports Package upper grille and a rear roof spoiler.

Interior Design for a Roomy Feel

The guideline for designing the interior was a space that movement. Unlike interiors flat surfaces, the architecture here combines confidence-inspiring with strong visual By emphasizing the horizontal plane, a large spatial feel is The contrast between silver and an otherwise dark background, with many round add sportiness and individuality to the cockpit.

on the Mazda5, the shift lever is into the centre console and its – mounted 38 mm higher the previous Mazda2 – it especially easy to reach.

Beltline Improves Visibility to the Front and Down

The belt descends towards the front of the car it is 40 mm lower than the outgoing – and together with a positioning of the side mirrors increased visibility diagonally to the and down. This results in safety when driving on roads and turning at junctions, pedestrians could cross the Also very usefully in traffic is the car’s small circle of 9.80 metres.

its comparably long wheelbase of metres, Mazda2’s clever ensures a roomy interior the car’s shorter length and As a result, maximum headroom of mm in the front, 959 mm in the rear are amongst the in the category, as are Mazda2’s shoulder measurements of 1,340 mm in the front and mm in the rear. 883 mm of legroom in the rear area of the Mazda2 mean is a lot of free space to stretch legs.

In designing the cabin, Mazda2 the demands for practical storage especially of younger customers. include a glove box with an magazine rack for storing atlases. The floor console the seats has two cupholders and a tray them for items as large as a

The door pockets have a that allows storage of a 0.5 bottle and an A4 atlas.

Use of High-Tensile Has Several Positive Effects

to the optimised structure of its body and an increased use of high-tensile steel, the new is not only almost 100 kg lighter, but improved when it comes to body shell rigidity and NVH – all attributes that mean more weight for a In their search for unnecessary developers left no area of the car As a result, valuable grams saved in the exhaust and cooling the cabling, and even in the door

But not only was weight lowered, the of cabin noise was lowered as For example, at 60 km/h, only dBA reach the ears of the occupants, is amongst the best in the segment. a new, state-of-the-art floor Mazda aspires to deliver handling for a car of this class, with high stability on motorways and a harmonious suspension

Special attention was given the and linear reacting electric steering system. The use of high-tensile at specific areas of the body also ensured optimal of the front MacPherson strut and the beam rear suspension

Petrol Engines Between 75 and 103 PS at

Mazda2 will have two engines at market launch in 2007. A 1.3-litre engine (depending on market) produces 55 PS and/or 63 kW/86 PS, while the engine produces 76 kW/103 PS. petrol engines have a valve timing (S-VT) and optimized exhaust-valve timing.

In to this, the new 1.5-litre adds a induction system (VIS) has a positive effect on torque the entire rev range.

Mazda will follow up some months later an especially fuel-efficient turbo for the European market from the engine line with displacement.

CO2 Emissions for the 1.3-litre Lowered to 129 g/km

With its two optimised for low friction, and its excellent (Cd = 0.31), Mazda2 is one of the most efficient cars in its class. The model with 1.3-litre uses only 5.4 litres of per 100 km (combined), which results in a CO2 emissions value of 129 g/km.

For in Europe, dynamic stability is available either standard or as an (depending on market). The car’s safety system is based on the Advanced Impact Distribution and System, which disperses energy according to exactly paths. The crash-resistant passenger of the Mazda2 has ultra-high tensile in the area of the B-pillar and in the roll-over structure.

Two front airbags are and front side airbags and airbags for all outer passengers are standard or optional (depending on

Unlike its predecessor, which was in Valencia, Spain, the new Mazda2 be produced again in Hiroshima,

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