All New Mazda2 Launches Today

Grand Motors Sdn Bhd the sole distributor of Mazda in Brunei Darussalam launched the fun of driving that returned yesterday for the much awaited all new Mazda2 also known as "Mazda Demio" in  Japan. The launch was held at the Mazda Showroom, Beribi, Gadong yesterday.

Following the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3,the all-new Mazda2 compact is the fourth model in Mazda's line-up of new generation vehicles that adopt the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design language. Through the groundbreaking innovations of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, Mazda is achieving its future vision of 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom' with 'cars that are always exciting, inviting, fun to drive and make you want to drive them again.

The all new Mazda2 was developed to challenge commonly accepted idea that the value of a car is proportionate to its size. The sub-compact class is one of the highest volume segment in the Brunei market, and by offering SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with an eco-friendly engine, and the KODO design theme in its all new Mazda2, Mazda is aiming to providing driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance to as many customers as possible.

Mazda strove for the highest level of quality in every area from the ideal driving position and pedal layout to the refined, high-quality interior and exterior design and "Jinba lttai" dynamic performance. Mazda's design philosophy and innovative technologies that have been consistently cultivated throughout the development of its new generation models starting with the CX-5 are all condensed into the compact body of the all new Mazda2.

The all new Mazda2 sedan and hatchback feature handsome proportions and bold styling, a high quality, sporty interior and a combination of unprecedented environmental and safety performance. Within its stylish proportions, the all new Mazda2 offers ample space to accommodate two 75cm tall suitcases. The wide opening boot lid promotes effortless loading and unloading. It has a rear combination lamps that possess Mazda's unique lighting signature, continuing deep into the liftgate to create a slim, sharp and horizontal design.

Both sedan and hatchback are available in Black/Black Cloth interior. On the other hand, exterior colours available are Soul Red Metallic, Dynamic Blue Mica, Gunmetal Blue Mice, Deep Crystal Blue Mice, Titanium Flash Mice, Metropolitan Grey Mica, Aluminium Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mice, Black Mica and Artic White.

It features the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 engine, Mazda's newly developed small displacement clean petrol engine. It has a maximum power of 85kW at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 148Nm at 4,000rpm. It is also equipped with i-Stop system, which automatically shuts the engine down when it comes to a complete halt after braking, saving the fuel wasted when stopped in traffic or at a signal. And the engine restarts smoothly and instantaneously within just 0.35 seconds. The all new Mazda2 has a Drive Selection switch on the shift gate that allows the engine to engage in Sport mode which boosts the transmission and engine to a powerful acceleration and linear response when merging onto a crowded highway.

The all new Mazda2 is a multi-awarded sub-compact vehicle that continues to impress and give class-dominating presence in its segment. Its accolades include the 2014-2015 Car of the Year Japan Award by the Japan Car of the Year Committee, 2014 Good Design Gold Award (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry's Award), sponsored by public interest incorporated foundation, Japan Institute of Design Promotion and Germany's most prestigious automotive awards, the 2014 Golden Steering Wheel in the small cars category.

The new Mazda2 condenses the essential DNA of Mazda's new generation vehicles into a compact car that delivers true motoring value not constrained by conventional notions. The objective of the new Mazda2 is to bring further brightness and greater pleasure into the customers' daily driving needs.