– Goes on sale in Thailand alongside the hatchback model early 2015
Mazda Motor Corporation will debut the sedan model of the all-new Mazda2 (known as Mazda Demio in Japan) at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2014*1 on 28 November 2014.
The all-new Mazda2 compact sedan features handsome proportions and bold styling, a high-quality, sporty interior and a combination of excellent driving performance and outstanding environmental and safety performance.
The all-new Mazda2 hatchback will also be exhibited at the expo; the first time the model has been displayed to the public in Thailand. Both the sedan and the hatchback feature the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, Mazda’s newly-developed small-displacement clean diesel engine. The all-new Mazda2 goes on sale in Thailand in early 2015.
The all-new Mazda2 is the fourth in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles adopting the full range of SKYACTIV technologies and the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme. All the new technologies and ideas that Mazda has cultivated throughout the development of its new-generation vehicles since the CX-5 have been packed into the model’s compact body. With features such as the Mazda Connect advanced car connectivity system,*2 the all-new Mazda2 offers functionality and value exceeding the standards of the segment. The model has received high acclaim, including being awarded 2014-2015 Car of the Year Japan in October 2014.
The Mazda2 is Mazda’s best-selling passenger model in Thailand with approximately 120,000 units sold since the model went on sale in the country in January 2010. The all-new Mazda2 has been approved for the second phase of Thailand’s Eco-Car programme, and with the local launch of the new model Mazda aims to further strengthen its business in the country.
Models on display at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2014
Vehicles scheduled for sale
All-new Mazda2 sedan with SKYACTIV-D 1.5 (World Premiere)
All-new Mazda2 5-door hatchback with SKYACTIV-D 1.5
Vehicles currently on sale
Mazda3, Mazda CX-5, Mazda BT-50
– *1 Press day is 28 November 2014. Open to the public from 30 November through 10 December 2014.
– *2 The name Mazda Connect is used in Japan, USA, Canada and Mexico. The system is referred to as MZD Connect in other markets.
– *3 The Thai government’s tax incentive programme for fuel-efficient, low-emission compact cars (with engine displacements of 1.3-litres or less for petrol, and 1.5-litres or less for diesel). Requirements for the programme include meeting Euro 5 emission standards, fuel economy of 4.3-litres per 100km or better, and CO2 emissions of 100g per km or less. Models approved for the programme receive preferential taxation in terms of new model excise tax, etc.
[Source : Mazda]