• Mar 4th 2007 at 2:59PM
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click on above image to view complete high-resolution gallery of the new Mazda2

The car that will form the basis of the new baby Ford for the US market will make it's first public appearance in Geneva this week, and we've got the official images from Mazda right here. The little machine has a style that fits right in with the current Mazda design language, including the prominent front fender curves and the lower body character line that sweeps up into the rear fenders. Engines for Europe include a trio of new gas engines of 1.3 and 1.5L displacements ranging from 75hp to 103hp. The two should be arriving on our shores sometime in 2008.

[Source: Mazda, Carscoop]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      ta pio gamata moter einai ta moter mazda
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks better than any other ultra small car from Japan in the US right now. Good job.
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nathan... exactly. It looks like Honda came to the game unprepared. Poor business decision by Honda management? Why bring the Fit if you can't sell more than 2,000 per month?

      Just an image car?
      Only so you can say you have a competitor to the Yaris?
      Just to keep plants running at capacity? Divert any excess to the US but don't worry wether you can keep up with demand.

      Honda is giving away B-car market share at rocketship pace. Once first time buyers drive away a Mazda-2 or Yaris because the Honda dealer didn't have a Fit or really didn't want to sell a Fit. That driver may not return to consider Honda the next time they are in the market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let's hope, for Ford's sake, that they bring this car un-bastardized to the US. Hurry...we need a lot more choices when it comes to small cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Before this, I thought the Fit was the only b-car that was worth the money, but Mazda has been blitzing the market with some awesome designs and build quality. Before 2000, I would not have given Mazda a second look going for Toyota or Honda instead. But I love my 2003 Protege5 and I am thinking about getting the Cx-7 after I get out of college and get a new job.

      Way to go Mazda! If Ford brings this car over, it should only appear in one form, be it Mazda or Ford trim. And the car should not be changed except for US laws.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess I'll have to wait till it comes to our local aussie mazda dealer, where would I place my tom tom gps unit?
      • 8 Years Ago
      djSyndrome #24, "You do know that your 'Fiesta' was nothing more than a rebadged Kia, right?"

      You do know that you described the Ford Festiva? The Fiesta was the earlier smallest Ford.

      • 8 Years Ago
      far jr (22): Low Fit sales are probably due to the high demand of the Fit (Jazz) in other markets. Honda can't keep up with demand, and the US is the place getting the least priority because even if the Fit does well here, it does better everywhere else.

      I really like the looks of the Mazda2 Hopefully it comes with as much rear seat room as my Mazda3, if any less it might as well be a 2 seater. I light turbo for ~160 hp would be great fun if it has the same driving dynamics of the 3, a great MINI competitor.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks too much like the Ford Ka. I wouldn't be surprised if it and the next generation were companion models.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is a shame that Mazda has no plans to bring a diesel to the U.S., at least according to the Mazda rep I spoke with at the Chicago Auto Show this year.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who'd have thunk it!?! An sub-compact/5-door without goofy proportions. This is fantastic desgin work, inside and out. I don't understand the seat fabric pattern, but everything else works.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope they produce a mazdaspeed version, with a DI, Turbo, VVT, 1.5l 4 & 200+hp...4wd

      it looks far superior to a fit, xd or aveo.

      Makes the MINI look like a retro joke.
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