Click the image for a high-res gallery.
Mazda released information on its new Deuce early this morning and by "information" we mean PR-ified empty calories. The press release, posted after the jump, just gives the details on when (exactly) the new Mazda2 will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and quickly points out that the new Two is not just some refreshed POS, but a thorough redesign that adheres to Mazda's two-word corporate mantra: Zoom-Zoom.
After a bit more snooping, we came across two more pics (posted in the gallery) at Auto Motor Und Sport, along with some engine choices. The Mazda2 will come equipped with either a 1.3-liter producing 85 HP or a 1.5-liter, making somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 HP.
We'd like to pit this new Mazda2 against the Fit and Yaris in a compact death match, so we're hoping that Mazda has the foresight to bring the Two (or in Japan, the Demio) to U.S. shores soon.
All-new Mazda2 to Debut at the
2007 Geneva International Motor Show
Hiroshima, Japan, 13th February 2007. Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of the all-new Mazda2 (known as the Mazda Demio in Japan) at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show to be held from Tuesday, 6 March through Sunday, 18 March 2007. Officially titled the Salon International de l'Auto de Genève, the Geneva Motor show press days are March 6 and 7, and the public days are March 8-18. Mazda will hold its press conference on Tuesday, 6 March at 14:15 CET.
The all-new Mazda2 is more than just a model freshening of the current Mazda2. In 2002, the Mazda6 heralded the arrival of Mazda's new generation of Zoom-Zoom vehicles, and now the Mazda2 becomes the first of these to evolve to the next level. As such, the new Mazda2 represents the progression of Mazda's Zoom-Zoom brand promise.