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An enterprising Mazda dealer has already leaked the brochure for the new 2015 Mazda 2, with full specifications – it seems that the new B-segment hatchback and sedan, built at the AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT) plant in Rayong, will finally make its local debut very soon.

As expected, the equipment levels pretty much match the tentative spec sheet released last October. Outside, the 2 gets the higher-end two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lights, but there’s one omission that stands out.

The earlier spec sheet listed daytime running lights, which made us assume they were LED ones that come with the fancier projector headlights. It now appears that the headlights will actually be reflector units, with the DRLs being regular bulbs.

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The interior is very well equipped, coming in with keyless entry, push-button start, auto air-conditioning, black leather upholstery (with a red stripe running down the middle of the seats, like on Indonesian-market models), an MZD Connect infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, Commander Control knob and six speakers, and even a head-up display. Not even our Mazda 3 has the last one.

Under the bonnet is a 1.5 litre SkyActiv-G direct-injected, high-compression four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The mill is mated to a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and is equipped with i-Stop automatic start-stop.

Safety features are just about par for the course in the segment – two airbags, but ABS with EBD and brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Isofix child seat anchors are all fitted as standard.

Both sedan and hatch share the same kit, and will also retail the same – a price list surfaced on the Internet recently, listing a sticker of RM85,470 on-the-road without insurance, with navigation mentioned as a RM1,200 option.

Four colours will be made available – Soul Red Metallic, Metropolitan Grey, Aluminium Metallic and Snowflake White Pearl, and a three-year/100,000 km warranty and a three-year/60,000 km free service package was listed in an oto.my ad.

We’ve driven the 2015 Mazda 2 before, and you can read our impressions here. You can also check out our coverage of the Indonesian-market version, as well as the world premiere of the sedan at the Thai Motor Expo last November.


Mazda 2 Hatch at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show
Mazda 2 Sedan world debut at the 2014 Thai Motor Expo

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