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#12 of 21 Mazda2 confirmed for US market!
Nov 13, 2009 (5:25 am)
It's time to move this message thread forward: Mazda has confirmed that they are bringing the Mazda2 to the US market probably late fall 2010 as a 2011 model.
The question right now is what will be the drivetrain option for the US market. I'm sure they'll use the 1.5-liter ZY-VE MZR engine rated at around 105 bhp, Manual transmission will like a five-speed unit, but will Mazda use a CVT automatic (already available on the Japanese-market Mazda Demio, as the Mazda2 is known in Japan) or use the new Powershift six-speed dual-clutch transmission already planned for the US-market Mk. 6 Ford Fiesta, which is built on the same DE platform the Mazda2 uses?
#13 of 21 Is it possible for an individual to import a Mazda2 to the US?
Jan 10, 2010 (1:24 pm)
if it's even possible, is it cost effective to import one?
#14 of 21 Re: Is it possible for an individual to import a Mazda2 to the US? [bluepanther]
Jan 10, 2010 (3:31 pm)
If it's a Canada-legal model, then most likely you can. But there might be a tax penalty if the car is not assembled in North America (including Mexico).
Someone made it in California w/ the previous-generation Nissan Skyline from Japan. & one additional identical vehicle was needed just to pass the crash-test portion of the U.S. certification. The total cost was several times more than the price of the car.
#15 of 21 Mazda2: Summer 2010
Jan 12, 2010 (3:00 pm)
Based on recent news the arrival of the Mazda2 in both the US and Canada is planned as early as July. Look out for specifics regarding the model in the upcoming months. Here's hoping that some reliable fuel efficiency numbers become available this year also.
#16 of 21 sat in mazda 2
Feb 09, 2010 (7:57 am)
in a shopping mall static display in jakarta, indonesia. im 6'2", 200 lbs, and it was a decent fit in the driver's seat. visibility fine, looks good on outside. mazda 2 here is made in thailand. disappointed that auto trans is 4 speed.
#17 of 21 Mazda 2 sighting in Buffalo, NY
Feb 12, 2010 (6:46 pm)
I've been following the Ford Fiesta development and have been interested in the Mazda 2 since I saw one in Spain in 2008. Fast forward to today................
I was at the Buffalo, NY auto show and lo and behold what was in the back of Mazda's display, tucked into a corner....a dark red (with a hint of orange maybe?) Mazda 2! I couldn't believe they actually had one there, I was dumbfounded. No window sticker or anything, and I overheard a salesman say later: "we know almost nothing about the car, other than it handles pretty well." The seats are comfy (for a 6-2 225lb guy) and the car is neat and tidy inside with respect to design. I did see the Ford Fiesta in-person finally for comparison but it was on an island and no one was allowed to touch it (boo Ford!). The Fiesta dash is a lot "busier", a little more space-age bling. It will be interesting to compare the price of the two. I noticed the Mazda is almost exactly the same size of a Yaris 5-door in every respect except the Mazda is about 5 inches longer. I hate that center instrument cluster in the Yaris......
#18 of 21 Re: Mazda 2 sighting in Buffalo, NY [danzigdan]
Feb 14, 2010 (6:08 am)
last year at the NY (city) auto show you couldn't get in the Fiesta. I can't believe they are still keeping people away from it a year later!
#20 of 21 Mazda2 details in Mazda.ca site
Apr 22, 2010 (2:06 pm)
According to the Mazda Canada site (www.mazda.ca)
- Engine: 1.5 L with 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic; 100 hp / 98 ft lb of torque
- Pricing: GX manual= C$13,995; GS manual= C$18,195; Automatic= C$1,100
- Weight: 2300 to 2360 lbs. (depending on model)
p.s. the Mazda2 has the zip being 25% lighter than the Mazda3
p.p.s. the Mazda2 arrives in Canadian showrooms this summer (July)
#21 of 21 Comparing the Mazda2 and Mazda3
Apr 23, 2010 (2:31 pm)
Some cost-cutting areas of the Mazda2 in comparison to the Mazda3:
- Engine: 1.5L ; 100hp; Mazda3 has 2L and 2.5L with 148 -156 hp
- Transmission: 5 spd (manual) 4 spd (auto); Mazda3 has 6 spd manual, 5 spd (auto)
- Brakes: Discs (front) + Drum (rear); Mazda3 has 4 discs
- Suspension: Macpherson (front) + Trosion beam (rear); Mazda3 has multilink (rear)