While the next Mazda 2 has not yet been officially announced, the Mazda Hazumi concept has made an appearance at the current Geneva Motor Show. The Hazumi, which means ‘jump up’ or ‘spring’ in Japanese is similar in size to the existing Ford Fiesta making it marginally bigger than its predecessor.
This five-door model is 4,070mm long, 1,450mm tall and 1,730mm wide and sports a design familiar to the new Mazda 3. With a three-dimensional shield-shaped grille that matches up with the headlights the Hazumi has a high waistline with a ground-hugging bodykit and what looks like some humongous wheels.
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The 2,585mm wheelbase is an extension and the company are claiming this new model has been designed to give class-leading cabin space. In addition, the interior features Mazda’s MZD Connect infotainment system that intends to enhance smartphone integration and connectivity. We have provided a link to the Auto Express website as they give us the impression a price and release date are apparent, although reading through this report we are still none the wiser.
Under the lid there’s a new 1.5-litre SkyActiv diesel and this is the first time the new engine has been viewed, which is expected to feature in the production version as well. The firm claim this will put out less than 90g/km of CO2 meeting the upcoming Euro VI emissions regulations, while the 1.5-litre petrol engine is also optional.
Alternatively, Mazda fans may find our recent post of interest as we mentioned how the Mazda MX-5 looks in great shape for retail in 2015. According to Peter Birtwhistle who is the Chief Designer this version will be more “masculine” than the current car regarding it as youthful and edgy.
The MX-5 intends to appeal to a broader range of customers and this version will “attract plenty of younger guys,” with the expectation this will retail in 2015. Returning to the original topic, what’s your overall impressions of the next Mazda 2?