NEW FOR 2012:

– Improved fuel economy

An all-new model for 2011, the Mazda2 is unchanged for 2012, except for improved fuel efficiency with the four-speed automatic transmission.

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 and GS.

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.

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