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  • 2016 Mazda 2 (Japanese model)

    The all-new Mazda 2 made its debut in Japan overnight ahead of its market launch in the U.S. next year, as a 2016 model. The popular subcompact, which in its home market is labeled a Demio, is now in its fourth generation, although in the U.S. the new 2 only represents the second generation of the car. DON'T MISS: 2015 Mustang Inspired By F-35 Jet For EAA AirVenture Auction As expected, the 2016 Mazda 2 stays true to the form previewed by the Hazumi concept car unveiled earlier this year. Mazda’s KODO design language is the basis for the car’s stylish lines. For the interior...

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    2016 Mazda 2 Spy Shots

    It was only at last month’s 2014 Geneva Motor Show that Mazda rolled out its next-gen Mazda 2-previewing Hazumi concept car, and now we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the new subcompact. The prototype was spotted in central Europe and is in the final stages of development, as...

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    Next-Gen Mazda 2 Previewing Hazumi Concept Live From Geneva

    A new Mazda 2 subcompact can't come along soon enough, and today at the Geneva Motor Show we got our best look yet at its replacement. DON'T MISS: 2016 Jaguar XE Is A BMW 3-Series Fighter From Britain: Video Called the Hazumi, Mazda's new concept is to the 2 as the Minagi was to the production CX-5...

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    New Mazda Hazumi Concept Previews Next-Gen Mazda 2

    Mazda will provide us with a first look at the design of its next-generation 2 subcompact with a striking concept version at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month. Called the Hazumi, the Japanese word for “bound” or “spring up,” the concept’s lines are said to convey a...

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    Mazda's Rotary Engine Could Live On... In Electric Cars?

    Fans of Mazda's rotary engines are among the most vociferous advocates you'll find in the automotive world. While some will never understand the appeal of rotary engines, others love their smoothness, stratospheric rev limits, unique noise and the kudos of a Le Mans win, among other things. It's...

  • New Mazda2 built into B-Spec race car on the show floor at PRI
    Watch A New Mazda2 Transform Into A B-Spec Racer In Minutes: Video

    The Mazda2 might not be the first car you think of when you think about racing and Mazdas, but maybe it should be. After all, you can build and race one for less than you'd pay just to buy many race cars in slightly higher-speed classes, and there's a good chance to win some contingency cash to...

  • MINI Cooper B-Spec Racer

    MINI has announced the development of a B-Spec race car based on the MINI Cooper hardtop. The car will be available from MINI of Charleston prior to the start of the 2012 season.

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    Mazda Turbo2 Concept At SEMA: Fast Now Comes In Size Small

    Proving that good things can come in small packages, Mazda found a way to stuff a Mazdaspeed3 engine in a Mazda2, calling it the Turbo2 concept.

  • B-Spec racers in formation for first group test
    B-Spec Race Cars Complete First Group Test

    When you think of the Honda Fit, Fiat 500, Mazda2, or Ford Fiesta, your first thought probably isn't, "hey, that'd make a great road racing car!" That's exactly what the new B-Spec class hopes you'll think, however, and seeing these pint-sized racers all together, it might just happen. Last week...

  • Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine
    Mazda Unveils SKYACTIV-G 1.3 Direct-Injection Engine For Mazda2

    Mazda has taken the wraps off a new ‘downsized’ engine displacing just 1.3-liters but developing upwards of 83 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque thanks to a couple of neat features. The tiny four-cylinder gasoline engine falls under the umbrella of Mazda’s SKYACTIV range of...

  • Mazda2 and Honda Fit B-Spec prototype cars
    Honda, Mazda Join Forces For 'Affordable' B-Spec Race Series

    The classic statement of the price of road racing: "How do you make a small fortune in racing? Start with a large one." The truth of that statement is what has given it such legs, but Mazda and Honda hope to overcome the high hurdle to entry-level road racing with their newly-formed B-Spec series...

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    Mazda2 Drives Mayer Hawthorne's Nationwide Tour

    Mazda has always been a slightly quirky brand -- just offbeat enough to develop a community of rabid fans. So it's fitting that the automaker would choose to sponsor a nationwide tour for the equally quirky musician Mayer Hawthorne. If you don't know about Hawthorne (nee Andrew Mayer Cohen), you...

  • 2011 Mazda2 First Drive

    Whatever you do, don't call the 2011 Mazda2 a Fiesta clone. At least not within earshot of a Mazda employee--that is, unless you're looking to be educated on the many differences between the two. But whether this is Mazda's take on the Fiesta or a unique car in its own right, it's very good, and that comes through whether you're dicing it up in city traffic, slogging down the freeway, or hustling through the back country. Disclaimer: Mazda flew us up to Montreal, lodged us in a very nice old town hotel, and fed us high-end French and Italian food like they were afraid we might be starving to...

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    2011 Mazda2 Interview With Design Director Derek Jenkins

    Motor Authority interviews Mazda USA director of design Derek Jenkins.

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    Mazda Presents Trio Of Mazda2 Concepts, Hints At Mazdaspeed Model

    All three concept cars feature a definite sporty theme, possibly hinting at the design for a new Mazdaspeed2.

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    Funky 2011 Mazda 2 Finally Makes U.S. Debut

    The 2011 Mazda2 is a stylish, eco-friendly, fun-to-drive five-door hatchback, and most importantly it will be affordable.

  • Mazda2 wins 2008 WCOTY award
    Mazda 2 Wins 2008 WCOTY Award

    Mazda’s diminutive Mazda2 (Demio) hatch has taken out the annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards in New York, beating 38 other cars for the top spot including the Ford Mondeo and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the top three. The Mazda2 was nominated by 47 World Car jurors from 24 countries and...

  • Ford building Mazda2-based sub-compact
    Ford Building Mazda 2-Based Subcompact

    Ford will be introducing an all-new sub-compact vehicle in the US based on the recently revealed Mazda2 hatch, which will eventually be sold in global markets as the Blue Oval's new B-car. The Detroit News reports that Ford Americas President Mark Fields revealed details about the new car to...

  • New Mazda2 revealed ahead of Geneva debut

    Mazda will use next month’s Geneva Motor Show to officially debut its new compact car. The 'Zoom-Zoom' company is moving from strength to strength with the reinvention of its image that started with the introduction of the Mazda6 back in 2002 and continues with its latest addition, the second-generation Mazda2. Gone is the old boxy shape and in comes a stylish new hatch with much larger headlights and a smaller five-sided Mazda grille. In a surprise move, the dimensions of the new car have actually shrunk compared with its predecessor. The new Mazda2 is 4cm shorter at 3.88m and sits...

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