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New Mazda2 Three-Door Hatchback at the 2008 Geneva International Motor Show
Submitted by Berny on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 14:46Mazda2

HIROSHIMA, Japan—For the first time ever, a Mazda2 three-door hatchback joins the popular Mazda2 model range. Bringing with it all the attributes of the five-door hatchback, the three-door model is even sportier and more affordable. Mazda will showcase the world premiere of this new vehicle at the 78th annual Geneva International Motor Show to be held from Tuesday, March 4, through Sunday, March 16, 2008.

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Mazda2 Wins New Zealand Car of the Year Award
Submitted by Berny on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 15:52Mazda2

Mazda has once again won the country’s most prestigious automotive award – the New Zealand Car of the Year for the new Mazda2.

The Mazda2 was judged by the country’s leading motoring writers and broadcasters to be the best new car for 2007.

In awarding the Mazda top honours, members of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild gave consideration to all aspects of the car. As well as its performance and handling, the facets under consideration included suitability for the task for which it was designed, its value for money, ease of operation, fuel economy, and build quality, along with its level of home comforts, safety accoutrements and visual appeal.

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Mazda2 Receives Highest Safety Crash Rating from Euro NCAP
Submitted by Berny on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 18:40Mazda General | Mazda2

- Mazda2 delivers impressive fuel efficiency thanks to a weight reduction of nearly 100 kilograms and world-class safety protection -

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the new Mazda2 was awarded the five-star maximum rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) adult occupant protection safety test. This is the second five-star score from Euro NCAP awarded to a Mazda vehicle; the first was given to the Mazda5 (known as the Premacy in Japan) in September 2005.

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Mazda Demio Wins 2008 RJC Car of the Year Award
Submitted by Berny on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 18:20Mazda General | Mazda2

- Mazda CX-7 crossover sports utility vehicle also receives special award for 'Best SUV' -

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced today that the Mazda Demio was named the 2008 Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) Car of the Year. The Mazda CX-7 also won the special “Best SUV” prize. RJC Chairman, Michio Takei, announced the two awards after the final round of balloting.

This year’s RJC Car of the Year (COTY) winner, the Mazda Demio (known as the Mazda2 overseas), is a compact car that combines distinct styling, superb handling and very competitive running costs with the fun-to-drive spirit of Zoom-Zoom. Demio received high marks from RJC for its great fuel efficiency and drivability. The new model is around 100 kilograms lighter than the previous model, and the 13C-V model grade combines Mazda’s MZR 1.3L Miller-cycle engine with a continuously variable transmission to achieve top class fuel economy of 23.0 km/L in 10-15 fuel mode.

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All-new Mazda2 and Mazda5 for the Chinese Market on Display at the 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show
Submitted by Berny on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 18:10Mazda General | Mazda2 | Mazda5

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the all-new Mazda2 (known as Mazda Demio in Japan) and the Mazda5 (Mazda Premacy) at the Guangzhou Motor Show 2007, which was held in Guangdong province from Monday, November 19, through Monday, November 26, 2007.Officially titled the 5th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, the press day was November 19, and the public days were November 20 through November 26, 2007.

 

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All-New Mazda Demio (Mazda2) Sales Take Off in Japan
Submitted by Berny on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 12:11Mazda2

- Demio orders are three times the monthly sales target, reaching 15,000 units in the first month -

HIROSHIMA, Japan
—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that total orders in Japan for the all-new Demio (known overseas as the all-new Mazda2) reached 15,000 units during the first month of sales since its domestic launch on July 5, 2007. This result is triple the monthly target sales volume, demonstrating a positive reception by Japanese consumers, thanks to the Demio’s stylish exterior, highly competitive cost of ownership and top class fuel efficiency.

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Mazda Commences Sales of Fully Redesigned Demio
Submitted by Berny on Monday, July 9, 2007 - 19:35Mazda General | Mazda2

- Mazda's evolved personal compact car offers a glimpse into emerging modern values -

HIROSHIMA, Japan—
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the Japanese launch of the fully redesigned Mazda Demio (known overseas as the all-new Mazda2) which goes on sale at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers throughout Japan from today, July 5, 2007. The target sales volume for the all-new Demio is 5,000 units a month. Prices range from 1,125,000 to 1,580,000 yen (including tax).

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Mazda Develops New Naturally-Aspirated MZR 1.3L Miller-cycle Engine
Submitted by Berny on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 11:54Concepts | Mazda General | Mazda2

- The new MZR 1.3L engine powers the all-new Mazda Demio to achieve a fuel economy of 23.0 km/L and qualify for Japan's Green Tax exemptions -

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a new, naturally aspirated MZR 1.3L Miller-cycle engine, which will power the all-new Demio (known as the all-new Mazda2 in overseas markets) when it goes on sale in Japan in July 2007. In combination with Mazda’s first continuously variable transmission (CVT), the engine will assist the new Demio to achieve a 10-15 mode fuel economy of 23.0 km/L, an improvement of approximately 20 percent over the 19.2 km/L rating of the current model.

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All-New Mazda2 Rolls Off Production Line at Ujina Plant No.1
Submitted by Berny on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 19:26Mazda2

- Japan sales to commence in summer 2007 -

HIROSHIMA, Japan
— Mazda Motor Corporation today held a rollout ceremony for the all-new Mazda2 (known as the Demio in Japan) at its Ujina Plant No.1 (U1) near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima. Approximately 550 people, including Mazda’s Executive Vice President, Robert J. Graziano, together with other Mazda executive officers, union representatives and employees, gathered to celebrate the start of new Mazda2 production. The first car to come off the line is bound for the Japanese market, with sales due to commence in summer 2007.

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Mazda to Produce All-New Mazda2 for the Chinese Market at Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Nanjing Plant
Submitted by Berny on Friday, April 20, 2007 - 19:15Mazda2

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor (China) Co. Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation’s management affiliate for the Chinese market, has announced that Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (CFMA) will produce the all-new Mazda2 at its plant in Nanjing, China. The announcement was made at a pre-show media event Mazda held on April 19, 2007, in advance of the Shanghai International Motor Show. The Nanjing plant is a joint venture with Mazda’s partners in China, the Ford Motor Company and the Changan Automobile Group.

The all-new Mazda2 is the first of Mazda’s new generation of products to evolve to the next stage. Its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show at the beginning of March 2007 met with great acclaim. Mazda has specifically developed the Mazda2 model that will be produced at the Nanjing plant to suit the tastes of the Chinese market.

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