Model Mazda 2 was first entered to the US car market in 2011 year. At that moment, it seemed like not too important strategic move for this company. However, after a while, it turned out that this was an excellent decision for the company Mazda. In the last few years the demand for small cars on the US market is very big. Proof of this is the actions of other companies. So the Ford Company launched its model Ford Fiesta, company Honda its model Honda Fit, while the company Nissan has taken its place in this segment with model Nissan Versa Note. New 2016 Mazda 2 is the vehicle of a new generation that is coming to market with the aim to dominate its segment. As the closest competitors are mentioned models by Ford.
2016 MAZDA 2: REDESIGN AND NEWS
New 2016 Mazda 2 comes to the market redesigned. Reason for this is poor reviews of his predecessor. Last year’s model Mazda 2 was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, where he received criticism, mainly relating to the layout and design. This was a clear signal to manufacturers that the new model must to change that. The new model comes transformed to the market in order to improve the impression of its predecessor. The company Mazda has decided to manufacture a new model with the application Kodo design. According to rumors, the 2016 Mazda 2 has great potential to outperform appearance of Mazda 3. Characteristics of the new models are new elegant lines of the body made of a combination of aluminum and stainless sheet metal. Also it is expected larger wheelbase which increases the interior as well as leg room. At the same time this will facilitate easier management of this vehicle. The appearance of the 2016 Mazda 2 is eagerly awaiting all. The company will try to exhaust many expectations and take a firm position in the small car segment in markets around the world.
2016 MAZDA 2: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
2016 Mazda 2 will have expanded engine range. The engine range also depends of the markets where the new Mazda 2 will sell. According to unofficial information, the engine line-up for the American market is still not known, whiles the European market and in Japan is expected combinations of three engines: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder and 1.5-liter diesel engine with 4 cylinders. It is expected that the model for the US market launch 1.5-liter 4-cylinder unit that is capable of generating a speed of 100 horsepower with 98 lb feet of torque. Current Mazda 2 model has good features, but it can not boast of significant power. Since the new engine unit is expected to be somewhat higher power but not significantly. When it comes to fuel economy is expected to be slightly improvement of the current model which has the following parameters: 29/35/32 mpg while driving in the city and on the highway during combined drive. The offer will include two gearboxes: 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Mazda 2: Price, Release Date, Competitors
The release date of the new 2016 Mazda 2 is not yet available, but it is expected that the new Mazda 2 will soon present to the public. Price is not precisely known, but it is expected that the base model costs approximately $ 15 000. The closest competitors of this modern small car market will be mentioned: Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta.