The 2015 Mazda 2 Is The Closest To A Premium You Can Get
In order to bring a large car feel into the small dimensions vehicle, Mazda did a remarkable thing. With their Skyactiv package of technologies they’ve equipped a 2015 Mazda 2 with an extensive array of modern and advanced equipment and made it almost a premium car and set it to fight against the likes of cars such as the Mini Cooper and the Audi A1 instead of much less advanced French or Italian B segment vehicles.
The 2015 Mazda 2 car is all new. New chassis has been developed, the weight has been brought down a bit and the styling was changed a lot. Revealing it in the middle of 2014 Mazda successfully made clear that the new Mazda 2 remained an interesting and rather beautiful car but now with a whole new looks, absolutely re-imagined interior and a whole new tech underneath, the Mazda 2 reached the starry status it had years ago.
In order to maximize the aerodynamic efficiency, yet make the car nice looking and appealing, the Mazda 2 received a large front grille, small swept back lights elegantly connected with the grille using a chrome strip and it also received a sloped bonnet thus making the car more aerodynamic and more fluid, we might say. The styling heavily influenced by the lines of a the new Mazda 6 and finished of in a wind tunnel created a rather low back end of the car therefore making the car nice looking, interesting and efficient. Designers did not have only aerodynamics on their minds. The roominess should have been improved also, but it seems that Mazda intentionally compromised interior space for the looks and aerodynamic efficiency. Even though the wheelbase had been stretched (almost to a Volkswagen Golf VI level) the 2015 Mazda 2 received more cramped interior with less room for head and knees, while the boot has been scaled down even more.
Logically, that would be an embarrassment for any other car in this segment, but the 2015 Mazda 2 isn’t there to provide people with some basic transportation. The car is developed to be classy, powerful, almost sporty and it was intended for those enjoying the trend and image this car can bring to them. Same story goes with the cars such as the Mini Cooper and the Audi S1. All of this suggests that Mazda really wants to give the buyers an alternative to the small but trendy B segment cars and the 2015 Mazda 2 is perfect for that.
The interior proves that even more. Everything is new in there and maybe the most impressive novelty is the integration of the head-up display, for which Mazda says it is the first one in the B segment. Grown up manners can be found throughout the cabin. The controls are obviously upscale, as the looks are, as the basic equipment suggest. This is a rather luxurious small car.
As for the engines available, Mazda prepared two Skyactiv petrol engines (1,3 liter and 1,5 liter) for now, while the Europeans can get a car with the new 1,5 liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine. All in all, green technologies employed here enable the small Mazda 2 to be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the world thus cementing its high-end status among the cars from the premium car manufacturers.