In early February, Mazda Motor Europe announced that it will unveil the 2017 Mazda2 at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. The current Mazda2 was launched to the European market back in October 2014. The European model will feature four types of powertrains: three gasoline engines and one diesel. The gasoline engines are all 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G systems with three types of tuning.
For the current model, the soon-to-be-launched 2017 Mazda2 will feature its first significant makeover in nearly two-and-a-half years since its European debut. These upgrades were undertaken in order to compete in the European B-segment.
The 2017 model comes standardized with G-vectoring control (GVC) and also offers i-ACTIVSENSE, adaptive LED headlights and other safety features. In addition, it comes equipped with a newly designed steering wheel and a full-color head-up display. The new Mazda2 has been redesigned to offer greater comfort and a quieter ride, and will be available to the European market this spring.
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)