Mazda 2 or Mazda Demio as it is its alternative name is a subcompact hatchback currently in third generation and bound for a redesign in 2015. Next-gen model will closely resemble Mazda Hazumi concept car and the 2015 Mazda 2 will most likely be revealed at 2014 Paris Motor Show, later this year in October from 4th to 19th.
As it comes straightforward and without many optional equipment choices, there are only Sport and Touring trim levels to choose from. New Mazda 2 will be powered by 1.5L SkyActiv I4 engine that develops around 99 hp and 111 lb-ft of torque. Drivetrain will be FWD exclusive and transmissions are supposed to be 6-speed manual or automatic. What we would like to see more options in the engine lineup, small diesel would be great but also small turbocharged petrol unit could significantly improve performances while the fuel consumption should not be significantly increased.
Price Of 2015 Mazda 2
Fuel efficiency with new transmission will most likely be upgraded and 27 mpg in the city should jump to some 30 mpg, while 34 mpg on the highway might go up to high thirties. Prices on the other hand won’t go up, which is a win-win situation. Expect Sport trim to be available from some $15,000, while Touring will probably cost around $16,500. It is quite affordable and can be compared with other entries in this segment.
As already stated above, Hazumi concept car that was revealed at 2014 Geneva Motor Show was the main role model for next year’s Mazda 2. They will share the front end fascia with trapezoidal grille, but new 2 will come with bigger headlights and more practical fog lights. More pragmatic options will be visible at the back too, since it will also have bigger tail-lights. Smaller wheels and rear-end without a spoiler are also natural choices for this mini car.
Interior will be refreshed and refurbished with new, more modern materials, but don’t expect anything extravagant. Space is a problem in Mazda 2, especially headroom in rear seat row, but this is something you just have to take since no subcompact car offers it in abundance. New dashboard will be similar to the old one, at least in proportions. It will come with pretty big center console and instrument panel for this type of vehicle, but still won’t rob driver and front passenger out of too much legroom.
2015 Mazda 2 Specs
As far as features are concerned, nothing radical will be done and Mazda 2 will keep four or six-speaker audio system, USB input port, 12-volt power outlet, trip computer with Touring tier and many more. Safety systems should be upgraded with lane departure and forward collision warnings, as well as with automatic emergency braking. With improvements like this we are sure it will be one quite interesting vehicle for many drivers.
The 2015 Mazda 2 will finally get redesign and enter its fourth generation. New model will bring more contemporary design and interior with similar feature pack. New powertrain option and shifters should greatly improve fuel economy which was already good. If you are a pragmatic consumer that doesn’t need a lot of cargo space, you can’t make a mistake with it.