The new Mazda 2 has been spotted in Thailand, which could mean that production of the B-segment car will be starting soon. The 2015 Mazda 2 was only revealed two weeks ago, so this sighting comes very soon. It’s a rear shot of a white five-door hatchback (sedan not confirmed or revealed yet, but could look like this) with the Mazda and Skyactiv badges under black tape.
A faithful reproduction of the Hazumi concept from Geneva 2014, the new Mazda 2 (Demio in Japan) will come with 1.3 and 1.5 litre SkyActiv-G petrols, and a new 1.5 litre SkyActiv-D diesel. Expect SkyActiv manual and auto gearboxes, both with six speeds, plus MZD Connect and the i-Activsense suite of safety systems.
The new five-door hatch grows in all dimensions except width, which remains at 1,695 mm. Wheelbase has jumped 80 mm to 2,570 mm, length is up 160 mm to 4,060 mm, and height enjoys a 25 mm leap to 1,500 mm. Compared to the Honda Jazz and Ford Fiesta, the M2 is longer overall, and from wheel to wheel.
The new 2 will come to Malaysia either towards the end of this year (according to a research report) or sometime in the first half of 2015. We have plenty of material for you to pore over, from comparo charts to videos and hi-res pics. Click here to view them all.