Under the hood of the Mazda2 you will have two petrol engines that will be available starting autumn 2007. A 1.3-litre engine that (depending on market) produces 55 kW/75 PS and/or 63 kW/86 PS, while the 1.5-litre engine produces 76 kW/103 PS. Both petrol engines have a sequential valve timing (S-VT) system and optimized exhaust-valve timing. In addition to this, the new 1.5-litre adds a variable induction system (VIS) that has a positive effect on torque across the entire rev range.
2007 Mazda 2
Mazda will follow this up some months later with an especially fuel-efficient turbo diesel for the European market from the MZ-CD engine line with 1.4-litre displacement.
CO2 Emissions for the 1.3-litre Engine Lowered to 129 g/km
With its two engines optimised for low friction, and its excellent aerodynamics (Cd = 0.31), Mazda2 is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class. The base model with 1.3-litre petrol uses only 5.4 litres of fuel per 100 km (combined), which results in a combined CO2 emissions value of 129 g/km.
For customers in Europe, dynamic stability control is available either standard or as an option (depending on market). The car’s passive safety system is based on the Mazda Advanced Impact Distribution and Absorption System, which disperses impact energy according to exactly defined paths. The crash-resistant passenger cell of the Mazda2 has ultra-high tensile steel in the area of the B-pillar and in the roll-over protection structure. Two front airbags are standard and front side airbags and curtain airbags for all outer passengers are either standard or optional (depending on market).
2007 Mazda 2
Unlike its predecessor, which was built in Valencia, Spain, the new Mazda2 will be produced again in Hiroshima, Japan.
First model of a further developed generation of Mazda cars
All-new sub-compact car that ends the trend towards larger and heavier automobiles
Almost 100 kg lighter than its predecessor, but also 40 mm shorter at 3.885 metres (wheelbase is the same, at 2.49 metres)
Low fuel consumption (up to 15 percent less than its predecessor) thanks to weight and length reduction
Use of high-tensile steel with benefits in terms of weight, but as well in safety, body shell rigidity and NVH performance
Weight considerably less than a ton, at 955 kg (with the 1.5-litre, 960 kg)
Production in Hiroshima, Japan
2007 Mazda 2
Design creating an impression of athletic movement
Excellent drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.31
Sports Appearance Package (depending on market) including side spoilers, a lower front spoiler, a special upper grille design and a rear roof spoiler
Very good interior space for its compact size and a fairly good-sized boot volume of 250 litres (VDA)
Shift lever integrated into the centre console
A 40 mm lower beltline in comparison with the outgoing model and a lower positioning of the side mirrors for increased visibility diagonally to the front and down
Small turning circle of 9.80 metres only
Headroom (1,004 mm in the front, 959 mm in the rear) and shoulder room (1,340 mm in the front and 1,300 mm in the rear) amongst the best in the category
Practical storage compartments with an open magazine rack and a floor console
Lowered cabin noise (only 71.1 dBA at 60 km/h)
Stereo system with MP3 CD playing capacity and AUX jack for external MP3 players
Equipments : Available are 15 or 16-inch aluminium wheels, cruise control, manual or automatic air conditioning, power windows front and rear, fog lights, rain and light sensor, seat heating and leather steering wheel with leather shift knob, board computer with adjustable speed warning system, Keyless Entry & Start System, auto light and auto wiping system (according to grade and markets)
2007 Mazda 2
Petrol engines with sequential valve timing (S-VT) system between 75 and 103 PS at launch: 1.3-litre 55 kW/75 PS and/or 63 kW/86 PS (depending on market) and 1.5-litre 76 kW/103 PS (features variable induction system)
Excellent fuel consumption (5.4 litres of fuel per 100 km for the 1.3 (combined) and CO2 emissions values (129 g/km for the 1.3)
Fuel-efficient turbo diesel 1.4-litre MZ-CD to come a few month later
Chassis and safety
Electric power-assisted steering system
ABS with EBD and emergency brake assist, dynamic stability control available and traction control for active safety
Crash-resistant survival cell, seatbelts with pretensioners and load-limiters, front airbags, front side airbags and curtain airbags, Isofix anchors for a baby seat for passive safety