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Mazda2 facelifted for Paris

2010-08-24 08:13
The facelifted Mazda2 will be shown at this year’s Paris Motor Show alongside Mazda3 and Mazda5 models boasting reduced emissions and fuel consumption.

The upgraded Mazda2 receives its European debut at next month’s show and will reveal a number of key changes.

The front styling shows off Mazda’s “unique family face”, while the carmaker says the former World Car of the Year winner’s interior has been upgraded too. Ride comfort is improved and an automatic transmission introduced.

Mazda also says the little hatchback's powertrain has been upgraded, but omitted to reveal what the upgrade entails. More info is sure to follow once the show opens on October 2.

Sharing the Paris show stand are the Mazda3 and Mazda5 fitted with a new 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine to replace the 2.0-litre unit currently doing duty. The powerplant delivers 85 kW and returns fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100 km in the MPV. Figures of 4.4 l/100 km (fuel consumption) and 117 g/km (CO2 emissions) are quoted for the Mazda3.


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