Looks like Mazda's big Geneva Motor Show debut is actually something quite small. Teased here, the Hazumi concept "points the way to the future" for the brand's subcompact offering, the Mazda2. Details are slim as of this writing, but from what we can see in the image above, the Hazumi will use the same Kodo design language found on the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5. We're big fans of this styling direction, so we fully expect the concept to be quite an attractive little number.

Hazumi means "bound" or "spring up" in Japanese, with Mazda saying this nomenclature is "particularly well-suited to a small car that appears to be bursting with energy." In other words, say goodbye to the friendly faced Mazda2 we've enjoyed since it launched in the United States in 2010. Instead, prepare for something decidedly more assertive, hopefully improving upon the already-great driving dynamics of the current subcompact. If we're honest, we can't wait.

Mazda will also use the Geneva show to debut its new small-displacement, 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine. The automaker hasn't confirmed that this new fuel-efficient powerplant will be part of the Hazumi concept package, but considering the two are debuting alongside each other, it would seem to make sense. As for whether or not this engine could come stateside when the next Mazda2 launches, we're not holding our breath for that, especially considering the company's current woes with US-spec diesel engines.

Scroll down for Mazda's official release about its Geneva happenings, and click the image above to see a high-res version of the Hazumi teaser.
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MAZDA HAZUMI TO DEBUT AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

- Company's dynamic new subcompact concept points the way to the future
- Mazda is unveiling the Mazda HAZUMI at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show
- Geneva also hosting premiere of small-displacement SKYACTIV-D clean diesel

Mazda is unveiling the Mazda HAZUMI, a next-generation subcompact concept, at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. In another world premiere at the upcoming event, the convention-challenging Japanese carmaker will also exhibit its new clean diesel engine: the SKYACTIV-D 1.5.

The name HAZUMI, which means "bound" or "spring up" in Japanese, is particularly well-suited to a small car that appears to be bursting with energy. Built with no compromises to Mazda's engineering principles, the HAZUMI expresses the ideal form for the company's next-generation subcompact.

Mazda will also present the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a newly developed small-displacement clean diesel. Another Geneva exhibit, meanwhile, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Mazda MX-5, the all-time bestselling roadster.

The event is open to the public from 6-16 March with press days on 4 and 5 March. Mazda is holding a press conference in hall 5 on Tuesday afternoon (4 March) from 14:00-14:15 CET.


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      Gorgenapper
      • 10 Months Ago
      ..... More Mazdaspeed 3 pls.
      darkharbour
      • 10 Months Ago
      As a very satisfied owner of a 2011 Mazda 2, I am incredibly pumped about this next generation model!
      Lucky Stars
      • 10 Months Ago
      I own a 2009 as I live in Colombia. Unlike in the Usa the mazda 2 is considered a nice sporty desireable car that the chicks dig and is a dream car for the poor. I have had it over 5 years and no problems longest I have ever had a car. With that said wont be buying the current version in the Usa but if the new one is good maybe as a second car next to my Mercedes
      foxtrot685
      • 10 Months Ago
      Is is going to look like a smaller version of the Mazda3... which looks like a smaller version of the Mazda6??? Man, its so hard to imagine what that will be like, Mazda... /s
        Greg
        • 10 Months Ago
        @foxtrot685
        Well, maybe they'll throw us for a loop and make the hatchback look like the CX-5.
      trill.trill
      • 10 Months Ago
      Well this is Mazda so..... I predict the concept will look excellent, but the production model will be ruined by a huge front overhang and disproportionately small wheels. It's too bad that one of the only companies left that seems to care about drivers can't make a car that looks right to the eye.
        Greg
        • 10 Months Ago
        @trill.trill
        Anyone who whines about front overhang has no valid opinion in my book regarding car looks.
      James John
      • 10 Months Ago
      Speed3?
      tbird57w
      • 10 Months Ago
      enough with concepts and either build it or get off the pot already!
      Straus Davis
      • 10 Months Ago
      I've owned several Mazda Products, and my favorite was the Millennium S. This was a super well built, reliable car. I don't know why they discontinued it. I would purchase it again in a minute. Mazda, please bring back the Millennium S...
      MistyGreen
      • 10 Months Ago
      I thought the Mazda2 was supposed to be more "feminine", but I like the looks of this so far.
      throwback
      • 10 Months Ago
      A 3/4ths Mazda 3?
      Phil
      • 10 Months Ago
      I had a Mazda2 as a rental and it was a great little car. If I were in the market for a subcompact, it would be at the top of my list.
      Ashley Wolf
      • 10 Months Ago
      My expectations are in... Now I'm a bit outdated on news regarding Ford and Mazda, but I'd like to know if the platform this new 2 is going to showcase will be the one Ford will be using to build the next Fiesta, just like the current one does with the current 2.
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