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2015-02-04 10:04
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Mazda is coming back at full speed after four years of poor sales thanks to the brand's lengthy divorce from former partner Ford. Meet the 2014 Mazda3.

  • European debut for new CX-3
  • New Mazda CX-5, MX-5
  • All three for Geneva auto show

LEVERKUSEN, Germany - Mazda’s model offensive will go into overdrive at the 85th Geneva auto show in early March.

The now free-standing Japanese automaker will showcase the all-new Mazda CX-3 – its fifth model launch in six months – alongside two new model generations, the all-new Mazda MX-5 and the recently introduced Mazda2, as well as the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Mazda6.

Front-and-centre will be the Mazda CX-3 as Mazda’s very first small SUV makes its European premiere.

BOLD SHD

Offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive, Mazda says, the sleek KODO design and the unconventional combination of performance and fuel efficiency from its SkyActiv technology will take this rapidly growing segment by storm when it goes on sale in Europe mid-2015 - and in South Africa in ??????

The long awaited fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 offers something for everybody. First revealed in September 2014, the all-new MX-5 features will set the heart racing with a new exterior design and SkyActiv engines. The lightweight design goes back to the roots of the original model launched 25 years ago.

It will hit the market late in 2015.

The new Mazda2 raises the bar for the B segment with a huge range of equipment for its class, including a head-up display. The new supermini has already won the 2014-15 Japan Car of the Year award and Europe’s Golden Steering Wheel.

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Mazda6 round out the company’s highlights in Geneva. Besides redesigned faces and interiors, new features include active safety systems like adaptive diode headlights – a Mazda debut. The 2015 Mazda6 is offered with all-wheel drive and a head-up display, while the 2015 CX-5 adds the powerful SkyActiv-G 2.5 to its petrol engine choices.

All five models will be available with MZD Connect, the name for Mazda’s "safe and easy-to-use smartphone connectivity system", and the company’s state-of-the-art Sky Activesense safety technology.

They will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show from March 5-15 2015.


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