• Feb 13, 2007
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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.

[Source: Mazda]




PRESS RELEASE

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.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I find this considerably more attractive than the Fit, Versa, and Yaris. It'll need more than 100 horsepower in the U.S., though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it, much better looking than the yaris, and less van-looking than the fit. I do like the fit at it's highest trim with all the pretty dodads, but it still looks like a mini-mini van from profile. This looks very nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd have to see this Mazda-2 in person. I thought the Honda Fit was cool until I saw one on the road (it looks too small and too dumpy!).

      As far as design goes...

      A minor stagnation occurs with the odd belt-line that starts at the back side of the front wheel well (just under the side marker) makes the profile of the car look dumpy, like it's sagging.

      At least Mazda had the smarts to put the side mirrors in the back corner of the A-pillars. I applaud them for that (as Honda all but destroyed the looks of their Civic sedan and Fit by putting the mirrors low on the doors).
      • 7 Years Ago
      I also think it looks better than the Fit (versa and yaris not even in the running!). They have picked up on the design cues from the Cx7 which is not a bad thing as the proportions are similar even though this is smaller.

      The Festiva is probably a better looking more mature design though - still listening Ford?
      • 7 Years Ago
      "10. I find this considerably more attractive than the Fit, Versa, and Yaris. It'll need more than 100 horsepower in the U.S., though."

      Oh whatever, this is exactly where a mini car should be in HP 80-100hp. Look at the Geo Metro, they are still out their on highways. Or take a look at the 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L it was around 94hp.

      This is great, it's a true "economy" car, take my old Mazda 3 for example it was rated at 160hp, is that a true economy car?
      • 7 Years Ago
      For my taste, this is leagues ahead of the Yaris/xD, Fit, and Versa (or the current 2/Demio, for that matter). This is the first car I've seen where the bizarrely elongated headlamps in vogue with the Japanese look good. The side profile has hints of the 323F and Familia Neo.

      My 1983 626 had 83 hp, and my 1990 626 had 110 hp. Based on similarly sized cars, this should weigh less than that '83 and considerably less than the '90, so I have no problem if it only has 100 hp. However, if it comes to the US, I don't know whether it would be easier to federalize the 1.5 l or update one of the 1.6s that have previously been employed; if the latter, 120 hp would not be out of the question.

      Now that I've seen this, I hope it makes it here one way or another, and that I can coax another year or so out of my current 1995 ride.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ramsport...

      you DO know that Ford partly owns Mazda, right? Go look for a domestic/import fight elsewhere, preferably domesticapologistsandfanboys.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a sweet looking car. I'd run down to my Mazda dealer for a look and hopefully a test drive.

      Strange, look at this car REALLY good, lots of oval and scoop shapes. Imagine, if Ford's 1996 Taurus had looked more like this instead of like a beached whale, Ford just might be in better shape in the U.S.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Opps, sorry about the double post. My post didn't show up until I posted a second time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That looks great, now lets hope Ford capitalizes on that, bring us the Mazda and the Ford they're undoubtedly gonna spin off of that car for Europe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This Mazda2 taking on Honda's Fit proves once more that Mazda manages to make their cars infinitely cooler than Honda.

      Kind of like Apple vs Microsoft - a much smaller company and brand, but so much more desirable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You guys are crazy, this thing is gross.

      Should be called the MazdaFug
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