The Mazda2 has been given a few nips and tucks for 2010, three years after its introduction to the UK. Now, the new upgraded model of Mazda's stylish sub-compact car now looks sportier, is more comfortable and has cleaner emissions. A new front end design is introduced that adds more sportiness to an already dynamic exterior. The Mazda2 is now even more enjoyable to own with improved interior quality feel and greater ride comfort. All the engines are Euro 5 compliant, use equal or less fuel than the previous model, and produce less CO2.
Mazda2 Exterior Features
Mazda2 Interior Features
- New Mazda ‘family face’ introduced for a sportier more dynamic look
- Newly designed front fog light bezels
- New range of 11 exterior colours, including two new colours, Aquatic Blue Mica and Burgundy Red Mica
- New dynamic 16-inch alloy wheel and 15-inch steel wheel trim designs
- Sport version (depending on market) including side spoilers and a rear roof spoiler
Mazda2 Bodyshell and Suspension Updates
- New instrument cluster with black background, white numeration and silver rings
- Piano-black mouldings in centre stack and dashboard for improved quality look and feel
- More durable materials introduced for ‘most-touched’ surfaces of the centre stack
- New, more stylish seat fabric textures and patterns
- New black mouldings with silver rings surrounding the air vents at each side of dashboard to minimise reflection in side windows
- Bodyshell and suspension updates improve overall ride comfort:
Mazda2 Engine Updates
- New shape of the rear wheel-house gussets with added spot welds at this location
- Optimised firmness of front suspension bushes at the rear of the lower arms toe angle consistency, which improves ride comfort without detracting from handling stability
- New, softer rear suspension trailing-arm bushes that reduce roughness when passing over expansion cracks in the road
- Optimised elastic components between the upper and lower mountings and the bump stoppers so that the rear suspension can better handle a variety of different vibrations
- All petrol engines and the diesel engine are updated to be Euro 5 compliant**
- MZR 1.3 Standard Power produces 75ps at 6,000rpm and 119 Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. Uses approx. 2 per cent less fuel (5.1 l/100 km combined) and produces approx. 5 per cent less CO2 (119g/km)
- MZR 1.3 High Power produces 84ps at 6,000rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. Uses approx. 2 per cent less fuel (5.1 l/100 km combined) and produces approx. 5 per cent less CO2 (119g/km)
- MZR 1.5 with five-speed manual transmission produces 102ps at 6,000rpm and 133 Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Uses 5.8 l/100 km (combined) and produces 135g/km of CO2 (combined)
- Gearing across the 2nd-to-5th ratios are raised by between 7.7 per cent and 5.7 per cent with the final drive ratio unchanged
- MZR 1.5 with new four-speed automatic transmission produces 102ps at 6,000rpm and 133 Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Uses 6.3 litres of fuel* (combined) and produces 146g/km of CO2* (combined)
- Upgraded MZ-CD 1.6 Euro 5 compliant common-rail turbo diesel engine produces 95ps (+ 5ps) at 3,800rpm and, 205 Nm of torque at 1,750 - 3,000rpm. Uses approx. 2 per cent less fuel than the outgoing diesel (4.2 l/100 km combined*) and produces less CO2 (only 110g/km*)
Published : 02/11/10 Author : Staff
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