Tuesday, 20 November 2007

New Mazda2 Sedan

Mazda has revealed a booted version of its neat and cute Mazda2 (Demio in Japan) placing it in contention for a slice of the lucrative B-segment sedan market in China and possibly ASEAN. From these images it appeared as if the new Mazda2 sedan is a small C-segment sedan, with a huge rump to boot.

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The Mazda2 sedan comes with two petrol engines option, a 1.3L with 85hp or a 1.5L capable of 102hp, mated with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Wheelbase is unchanged from the hatch at 2490mm.

Images of the new Mazda2 sedan you see here is a China market Demio sedan produced by Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. at its Nanjing plant. The 3-box version of the Demio will go on sale in China by Q2 2008.

Will we see the attractive Mazda2 sedan in Malaysia sometime 2008/09, sourced perhaps from Mazda’s new manufacturing base in Thailand?

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