NEW FOR 2011:

– All-new model

An all-new model for Canada and the U.S., the 2011 Mazda2 is the company’s first entry in the subcompact segment.

The Mazda2 comes strictly as a four-door hatchback, and uses a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. Trim lines are the GX, GS, and the Yozora trim package, which is limited to 500 units and is strictly for the Canadian market.

Features on the GX include 15-inch steel wheels, tilt steering wheel, power door locks, power windows with driver’s auto up/down, power mirrors, covered vanity mirrors, manual driver’s seat height adjustment, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, illuminated entry, 12-volt power outlet, floor mats, black door handles and mirrors, intermittent rear wiper, brake override system, and CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and two speakers.

Available options on the GX include air conditioning, and a Convenience Package of cruise control, keyless entry, trip computer, four speakers, body-colour door handles and mirrors, exterior temperature gauge and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

The GS adds air conditioning, automatic headlamps, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, trip computer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cloth door trim, sport-style cloth seats with red piping, body-colour door handles and mirrors, chrome tailpipe finisher, side sill extensions, body-colour rear spoiler, exterior temperature gauge, fog lights, silver finish interior accents, and six speakers.

The Yozora, which means “night sky” in Japanese, is based on the GX trim with air conditioning and convenience package, and adds a black exterior finish with “2” themed decal on the driver’s side front bumper and fender, along with raised spoiler, stub antenna, chrome tailpipe, tailgate badge, unique floor mats, and special-edition 16-inch alloy wheels in silver and black with Toyo Proxes T1R performance tires, along with 15-inch steel wheels with winter tires.

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