|Photos by Ulysses Ang and Mazda Press|
Like all other modern Mazdas, the Mazda2 features the contemporary KODO: Soul of Motion design that combines three key elements: speed, tension, and allure. Compared the Mazda2 hatchback, the sedan version has a much more formal three-box shape very reminiscent of the larger Mazda3 sedan. Inside, the Mazda2 has a sporty and premium interior loaded with various convenience features including: the MZD Connect next-generation car connectivity system, Active Driving Display, Touch Screen Center Display, and Center Commander.
Manufactured at the Autoalliance Thailand plant in Rayong, the all-new Mazda2 successfully defies conventional thinking of what sub-compact cars are supposed to be and offer unprecedented value for those who still enjoy the fun of driving. The Mazda2 features cutting-edge technology such as engine idle start/stop (i-Stop) and i-ELOOP. In the safety front, the Mazda2 benefits from dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes, and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).
Orders are already being accepted for the all-new Mazda2 sedan with sales to commence starting early next year. In the Philippines, Mazda distributor Berjaya Auto Philippines is expected to bring in the all-new Mazda2 sometime in 2015 albeit possibly with a different drivetrain, perhaps a 1.3- or 1.5-liter version of the Skyactiv-G gasoline engine.