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2016 Mazda2 Will be Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

2014 Mazda2The Mazda2 has been on the market in its current form for seven years now, but that is soon about to change. Mazda has finally revealed its successor and announced its unveiling would occur at the Paris Motor Show this October.

The new 2016 Mazda2 takes heavily after the Hazumi concept the automaker had previously unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, including the wheel design and the sharply creased front end. This brings it more in line with the rest of the Mazda lineup, like the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5, which are all characterized by the KODO “soul of motion” design language.

Details are so far limited, though we do know engine options will center around a 1.5-liter four-cylinder in both gasoline and diesel versions. It’s unlikely the diesel will make its way to the United States, but there are rumors of a PHEV model. It’ll also include Mazda’s MZD connectivity suite and i-Activesense safety technology.

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Hazumi Concept Previews New Compact between Mazda2 and Mazda3

When the Mazda Hazumi Concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, everyone—including us here at Steet Ponte Mazda—simply assumed that it was the precursor to the new Mazda2. However, new information has now come to light that has us even more excited about the Hazumi and has sent us back to study the Concept in more detail.

2014 Mazda2Here’s why: a Mazda insider told Motor Trend that it’s not actually the Mazda2 that the Hazumi concept primarily prefigures. Apparently, we’ve been looking right at an all-new Mazda vehicle, a global compact car model, for months without even knowing it.

“Firstly, in contrast to the Hazumi’s width of 1730 mm, the production Mazda2 will not exceed 1700 mm,” the Mazda insider said, detailing the differences between the Mazda2 and the Concept. And the road-going Mazda2’s wheelbase will not stretch by 95 mm as you see on the concept car either. Sure, the Hazumi includes some direction towards the Mazda2, but it is also hinting at something other than a Mazda2.”

If that doesn’t get you excited to watch the Mazda news over the next few months, we’re just not sure what will! If you want to check out the Mazda2 or talk about the Hazumi with us, please come in and see us today!

Mazda Hints at Next-Generation Subcompact Car with HAZUMI Concept

With the reveal of the Mazda HAZUMI concept car at the Geneva Motor Show, we caught a glimpse of the future of Mazda’s subcompact car. We at Steet Ponte Mazda likey.

As the automaker continues to advance its model lineup, the concept car embodies the driving fundamentals that inspire Mazda’s engineering: SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, KODO – Soul of Motion design, Mazda Proactive Safety, and the next-generation Mazda Connect technology.

The HAZUMI concept may be small in size, but it has a commanding presence that demands attention with its aggressive styling and distinguished five-point grille.

Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, said in a press release, “Mazda HAZUMI indicates the exciting direction of Mazda’s products which, with no exception, will deliver Mazda’s unique driving pleasure. We hope that they will enrich people’s lives, and help build a strong and lasting bond between Mazda and our customers.”

Check out the pictures of the HAZUMI concept and let us know what you think of Mazda’s future plans in the comments below.