2016 Mazda 2 Performance, Review

Mazda has released photos of the new 2016 Mazda 2. From the photos, and reliable sources, the car is set to feature considerable systematic upgrades both in the interior, exterior and the engine. The manufacture is set to hook the new hatchback with a sharp style, aggressive exterior and a lively driving character. 2016 Mazda 2 the innovative design, redesigned engine, chassis, and fine-tuned transmission have been all done in an endeavor to improve the car’s performance, fuel economy, and infotainment so as to improve its competitiveness in the market.

2016 Mazda 2 front

2016 Mazda 2 Exterior and Interior

The 2016 Mazda 2 will feature a new exciting appearance. The manufacturer has based the design of the new model on the Kodo design language similar in a number of other Mazda models .The dimensions have not changed much from the predecessor model and the small city car will stretch about 160 inches, with a width of 68 inches and a height of 57 inches. The manufacture has put a great deal of emphasis on the design of this new model and has really worked on its elegance. The new V-shaped front will feature a new grille, LED lights and a mask made from chrome material. The rear features a redesigned bumper and new taillights. The manufacturer has also increased the car’s wheelbase and will come with a standard 15-inch wheelbase with an option of 16-inch wheelbase.

The cabin of the new model has been completely redesigned. The new cabin has a minimalist look with less buttons and knobs compared to the predecessor model. It now features a 7-inch Mazda connect display, a touch screen display of buttons centrally located on the dashboard which is easily accessible by the driver. This touch screen display is used for GPS navigation and to control the infotainment system. The seats will be wrapped with premium leather or cloth for lower trim level. Higher trim levels will have their dashboards covered with premium leather.

2016 Mazda 2 rear

2016 Mazda 2 Engine

The new model will offer SkyActive engines. The model will have two engine options; a petrol and a diesel engine The diesel engine comprises of a1.5 liters SkyActiv-D 4 cylinder engine with a capacity to produce 162 lb-ft of torque with a 6-speed manual configuration. When paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine will produce 184 lb-ft of torque. The second engine will be a 1.3 liter petrol engine with 89 pound-ft of torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission.

2016 Mazda 2 interior

2016 Mazda 2 Price and Release Date

Though the exact release date is not clear, the model is expected to be released sometimes in 2015, most likely the second half of the year. The price is set to increase slightly from the predecessor model whose price is about $ 14 800.

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