Paris, France – Mazda has presented the European premiere of the new facelifted Mazda2 at the Paris Motor Show, along with the recently-launched Mazda5 and current Mazda3 with updated diesel engines, and the company’s eco-friendly SKY Technologies.
The Mazda2 features a new Mazda “family face,” along with new exterior colours and sportier wheels, new interior materials, and body and suspension updates for improved ride comfort. A new updated engine lineup includes a diesel that uses only 4.2 L/100 km, along with a new automatic transmission.
The all-new Mazda5 receives a 1.6-litre turbodiesel with six-speed manual transmission, requiring about 15 per cent less fuel and producing 13 per cent less CO2 than the 2.0-litre diesel it replaces. The Mazda3 also receives an updated Euro 5 version of the 1.6-litre diesel with new six-speed manual transmission.
Mazda said it will take a major step forward towards achieving its goal of reducing fuel consumption by 30 per cent and CO2 emissions by 23 per cent by 2015 with the launch of its SKYTECH technologies. The gasoline Mazda SKY-G and diesel SKY-D engines will both reduce fuel consumption significantly compared to current engines, while producing more power. These are joined by Mazda SKY-Drive, an all-new six-speed automatic transmission that will reduce fuel consumption compared to the current unit.