Paris 10' Preview: Mazda2 Gets a Facelift

The Mazda2 is finally being offered in the US and now Mazda has released the first official photos of the European model that is getting a facelift.

The refreshed Mazda2 will appear at the 2010 Paris Motor Show with a new face, upgraded interior and powertrain and a new automatic version.


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Facelifted Mazda2 to premiere at Paris Motor Show

Leverkusen, 23 August 2010 – At this year’s Paris Motor Show, Mazda’s focus is on low fuel consumption and reduced emissions. Mazda’s lightweight, Mazda2 – World Car of the year 2008 – has received a facelift and celebrates its European premiere at Paris with the following key changes:

New front end features Mazda’s unique family face and upgraded interior
Upgraded Euro V powertrain line-up
Upgraded chassis for even better ride comfort
Automatic transmission version introduced

Joining the facelifted Mazda2 will be the all-new Mazda5 premiering with a new economical MZ-CD 1.6 diesel engine. The Mazda5 people carrier is especially economic and family-friendly and offers:
A frugal and powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine (5.2 l/100km, 115 PS)
– 15% CO2 emissions in comparison to previous 2.0-litre diesel

New lightweight 6-gear manual transmission

An eye-catching design that sets it apart in the C-MAV segment
Enhanced Karakuri interior flexibility for up to seven people plus sliding rear doors

The new Mazda3 with an upgraded MZ-CD 1.6 diesel engine will also be introduced. Offering more power and torque, while lowering fuel economy and emissions, the new version features:

+ 6 PS more maximum power,
+ 12% higher maximum torque,
4.4 l/100km and 117g/km CO2

New lightweight 6-gear manual transmission