The official images Mazda Hazumi concept, which previews the next-generation Mazda2, have leaked out from Chinese website Auto.sohu.com ahead of its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The subcompact, four-door hatchback shows off Mazda's Kodo design language in its smallest size yet. Hazumi means "bound" or "spring up" in Japanese, and it is meant to look like it is packed with energy. It is a very attractive little concept and hopefully points to a more stylish face for the next-generation Mazda2.

Mazda has not unveiled the full details about the concept yet, but in a previous release, it said for the car is using a 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine. While Mazda has not officially said that the Hazumi shows the next Mazda2, it did say in its earlier release that it "points the way to the future" for the brand's small cars. Reading between the lines isn't too difficult, then.

Click through the 42-image gallery to get the early scoop on Mazda's hot, little hatch.


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      Rick
      • 10 Months Ago
      clap clap clap. Well done Mazda. The other Japanese automakers could learn a thing or two about car design from Mazda on exteriors AND interiors. Bravo.
        AP1_S2K
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Rick
        Dear Mazda, please do an open house for Autoblog and car enthusiasts in general to get an inside look of why you guys don't suck. Good job Mazda.
      prighello
      • 10 Months Ago
      Dear Mazda, Please drop in 1.4L turbo that is rumored for next MX-5. Call Mazdaspeed2
      jasondonogh
      • 10 Months Ago
      You could swap the Mazda badge for an Alfa Romeo badge and it would be totally believable.
      Bill
      • 10 Months Ago
      Production car will be toned down I'm sure, but if I decide to buy my next car new instead of used, this would probably be it.
        lseeice
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Bill
        I'm not sure how toned down it will be. The Mazda6 is pretty similar to Takeri concept.
      greg
      • 9 Months Ago
      if this is really the new Mazda 2 on the outside call me very very intrigued
      rmt_1
      • 10 Months Ago
      While the details of the production Mazda 2 will probably be toned-down a bit, I think the next Mazda 2 will be clearly the best looking car in its class. Now, if only Mazda could create a Mazdaspeed 2 version of it, then it could be a real competitor to the Ford Fiesta ST as the best buy in the small performance car class.
      AlphaGnome
      • 9 Months Ago
      I fear that the production version will not look this good but HOT DAMN that looks good! If they market this correctly and give it a decent array of options, they could easily steal customers from Mini.
      Phontsolo
      • 10 Months Ago
      I love it. Looks premium. I do hope though that Mazda actually brings over the premium version of the new 2 and not just a stripped down version like the current one. There are buyers in the US for premium small hatchbacks. I'm one. Give it more power! At least to compete with the Fiesta. A small hatchback that looks this good needs to also perform. The current one handles great, i know, i own one but it needs more power.
      Narom
      • 10 Months Ago
      Dam you Mazda, I want this and the 3 and the 6. Stop making cars i like.
      Sgt Beavis
      • 10 Months Ago
      SWEEEEEET! Please don't tone it down too much in production form..
      diffrunt
      • 10 Months Ago
      Exotica for the masses
      P
      • 9 Months Ago
      I don't get the comments here -- Mazda and Ford have no relationship anymore. How is that not clear among enthusiasts? This will be a Mazda-powered Skyactiv vehicle. The "rumors" of a turbo Miata engine are well-known BS from know-nothing global blogs. Turbos are not going to end up in this either, for better or worse. That said, I'm sure it'll have sparkling handing to go with its looks and it'll have a little bit of mojo with a 115-120 horse 1.5L engine. It'll get well over 50 MPG to keep the sales folks happy but it surely won't win any drag races.
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