As the spy shots confirm, the new Mazda 2 will be almost identical to the rather striking Hazumi concept, save for a few details such as the conventional side mirrors, exhaust tips and bumpers. Smaller, 16-inch alloys will also be fitted to the new Mazda 2, as opposed to the massive 20-inch set found on the concept.
Mazda said the Hazumi concept benefitted from the automaker’s full suite of SkyActiv technologies, including a light, stiff body and fuel-efficient engines. It’s safe to assume that the new Mazda 2 will as well.
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Inside, look for a clean, uncluttered look for the dash. The car should also be available with Mazda’s latest MZD Connect infotainment system and intelligent safety systems such as i-ACTIVSENSE.
The new Mazda 2 is expected to be revealed at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October but a U.S. launch isn’t expected until next summer. This means we’re likely to see the car arrive as a 2016 model.