• 2011 2011 Mazda2 goes on sale at Paris Auto Show in October

Mazda’s lightweight, entry level hatchback will be getting an upgrade for 2011 with the same focus on low fuel consumption and reduced emissions as other models in the lineup. This focus is thanks to the Euro 5 standards for cars that have many automakers changing things up to progressively move forward. The Mazda2 will be unveiled at this year’s Paris Auto Show and will come with a bit of a facelift.

The facelift Mazda2 will get new front styling featuring Mazda’s unique family face, a new interior, upgraded Euro V compliant powertrain line-up, and an upgraded chassis for even better ride comfort. An automatic transmission will also be offered for the very first time.

Next to the Mazda2, the Japanese company will also be unveiling a Mazda3 and Mazda5, both powered by a a new, more economical MZ-CD 1.6 diesel engine with 115 HP. The new engine will be mated to a new lightweight 6-speed manual transmission and will come with a 15 percent CO2 emissions reduction in comparison to previous 2.0-liter diesel. It also has a fuel consumption of only 4.4 l/100km.

Press release after the jump.

  • 2011 2011 Mazda2 goes on sale at Paris Auto Show in October
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Press release

At this year’s Paris Motor Show, Mazda will be focusing on low fuel consumption and reduced emissions, with three new model introductions.

Mazda’s lightweight, Mazda2 – voted World Car of the Year 2008 – has received an upgrade and will be given its European premiere in Paris, revealing the following key changes:

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

 Joining the upgraded Mazda2 will be the all-new Mazda5 premiering with a new, more economical MZ-CD 1.6 diesel engine. The Mazda5 C-MAV people carrier is especially economic and family-friendly and offers:

  • A frugal and powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine (5.2 l/100km, 115ps)
  • A 15 percent CO2 emissions reductionin comparison to previous 2.0-litre diesel
  • New lightweight 6-speed 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 consumption and emissions, the new version features:

  • 6ps more maximum power
  • 12 percent higher maximum torque
  • 4.4 l/100km and 117g/km CO2
  • New lightweight 6-speed manual transmission


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