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A compact car produced by Mazda for the European market with the introduction of the second generation for the 2002 model year and North American market since July 2010. Stylized as "Mazda2," the car is a renaming of the home-market Mazda Demio, originally manufactured in 1996.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mazda Demio page on 24 May 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Second generation (DY; 2002–2007)

The Demio was redesigned in 2002 on the DY platform. The Demio name continued in Japan, while the rest of the world dropped 121 and other names in favor of Mazda 2. Since debut, 2 has been well received by the market pushing its Japanese domestic sale to as high as 7th place.

Third generation (DE; 2007–2014)

European version

The vehicle was unveiled in 2007 Geneva Motor Show, and later in 2007 Shanghai International Motor Show.

Mazda 2 three-door hatchback (2008)

A three-door variant was released for the European market in 2008. Engine choices include the MZR 1.3-liter and 1.5-liter gasoline, MZ-CD 1.4-liter common-rail turbo diesel. In some EU Member States like the Netherlands, there is the option to buy the gasoline car in bi-fuel LPG version from the factory. This model was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva International Motor Show.

North American version

The North American version of the Mazda 2 was unveiled at the 2009 LA Auto Show, and later in 2010 Canadian International Auto Show, making it Mazda's first subcompact in North America since the 323 was discontinued in the United States in 1994 (1995 in Canada). The Mazda 2 became available in July 2010. The only engine available is the 1.5-liter, 100-horsepower four-cylinder matched to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

The Mazda 2 received a "Good" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in frontal crashes, "Acceptable" for side crashes, "Good" for roof strength, and "Acceptable" for rear crash protection.

Chinese version

The Chinese model of the Mazda2 in five-door hatchback body style was unveiled at the 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show. A Chinese four-door sedan model of the Mazda 2 was unveiled at the same event, with sales beginning in January 2008.

Sedan

The sedan version was built in Thailand and China and sold only in Southeast Asia, Australia and the Caribbean.


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Matchbox M2627-0910Mazda 2Metro Rides, 1:59 scale, green


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
27 March 2008Mazda2 Dubbed World Car Of The YearAnthony Fontanelle


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
6 June 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2011 Mazda 2 Sport MT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.2MB - 167 pages
8 September 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301R: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2011 Mazda 2 Sport MT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.7MB - 57 pages
9 September 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Light Vehicle Brake Systems
2011 Mazda 2, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.9MB - 69 pages
14 September 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2011 Mazda2
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.3MB - 65 pages




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