Technology Key To All-new Mazda2

8 December 2014

The all-new Mazda2 is powered by highly evolved SKYACTIV technology that not only delivers one of the most thrilling and dynamic driving experiences yet – but one that's committed to safety.

Crisp handling, an increased level of stability, and a new level of comfort is achieved thanks to the cutting-edge combination of Mazda’s strong and sleek SKYACTIV-BODY, the newly refined SKYACTIV-CHASSIS, and powerful yet fuel efficient SKYACTIV powertrains.

Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand says in keeping with Mazda’s philosophy of celebrating driving the all-new Mazda2 is a reassuring driving experience that everyone can enjoy.

”It’s a car that looks just as at home zipping around city streets as it does on the open road and highways which makes it ideally suited for the New Zealand driving experience.”

“We are very excited to be able to launch this car in New Zealand because the previous model was hugely popular.  But the technological advancements on the all-new Mazda2 take it to a whole new level and one that sets a new and thrilling benchmark in the sub-compact class.”

Mazda’s high-rigidity SKYACTIV-BODY and SKYACTIV-CHASSIS pioneered in the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 models has been further refined for the all-new Mazda2 making it stronger and lighter but safer.

Mazda’s SKYACTIV-BODY has been further evolved for use on the smaller sized body of the all-new Mazda2 making it lighter, stronger and safer through the increased use of high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile steel.  The SKYACTIV-BODY‘s multi-load path structure, strengthened impact bars inside the doors, and crushable zones in the rear, absorb force from any direction to suppress cabin deformation and deliver a high level of collision safety performance.

The all-new Mazda2 adopts MacPherson struts in the front and a torsion beam suspension system in the rear that is lightweight and advantageous in terms of comfort and space.  The suspension adopts front and rear dampers with a friction control function and other refinements which is what gives the car its nimble driving ability.

As well as a quicker steering gear ratio, making the all-new Mazda2 more responsive, it also includes a rigid steering rack mount for the first time on a Mazda passenger car to improve linearity as well as overall steering stability.

Reducing road noise and improving NVH was a high priority for the all-new Mazda2 and this has been achieved.  New CAE analysis technology was used in designing the car body and over 1,000 case simulations performed to realize a quieter interior.

The all-new Mazda2 is powered by the new SKYACTIV-G 1.5 petrol engine – a lightweight compact and highly efficient direct-injection gasoline engine that achieves excellent fuel economy while producing powerful torque.  Mazda’s i-Stop technology delivers smooth stopping and starting along with excellent fuel economy.  With a frugal combined fuel economy of 4.9L and 5.2L/100km and outstanding emission levels of: 114g – 121g/km (respectively 6AT-6MT).

All SKYACTIV-G power plants offered here in NZ feature ultra-high 13:1 compression ratios and 4-2-1 exhaust systems for an exciting combination of power, torque and fuel economy.

The smooth SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission is in all grades with the addition of a new Sport Mode – Drive selection, and the crisp SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual is also an option is the GLX and GSX grades.

The newly developed version of SKYACTIV-DRIVE delivers excellent fuel economy, a direct feel making it similar to driving a manual transmission, as well as smooth and powerful acceleration.

Adding to the drive experience is the MZD Connect new car connectivity system, which was first introduced on the Mazda3, and is now in the GSX and Limited model all-new Mazda2.

When combined with the all-new Mazda2’s class leading safety technology and its luxurious and comfortable cabin, the infotainment system increases driving pleasure even more by making it safer and easier to access the internet and social media services which today’s customers consider essential.

The all-new Mazda2 is now available in three grades with the addition of the luxurious Limited grade, and a stunning selection of eight colour choices including two new tones (Dynamic Blue Mica and Smoky Rose Mica).

mazdacare features as standard with every new Mazda2 – a commitment Mazda makes to ensure each new vehicle continues to perform in optimum condition. mazdacare comprises a Mazda Genuine Factory Warranty and Mazda On Call Roadside Assistance for a 3 year, unlimited kilometre period and Genuine Mazda Servicing for 3 years/100,000 km (whichever occurs first) at no extra cost.

With all-new everything, the All-New Mazda2 offers a Completely New Direction in sub-compacts,and is available from Mazda dealerships nationwide from $21,745 plus on road costs.

Mazda2 1.5 Hatch GLX 6MT$21,745
Mazda2 1.5 Hatch GLX 6AT$23,495
Mazda2 1.5 Hatch GSX 6MT$24,245
Mazda2 1.5 Hatch GSX 6AT$25,995
Mazda2 1.5 Hatch Limited 6AT$28,595


1Recommended Retail Pricing inclusive of GST, excluding on-road costs.

2Soul Red Metallic paint surcharge of $250 applies (incl. GST).

BT-50 commercialcare disclaimer

** is also available to new BT-50 owners where every scheduled service completed by Mazda specialist technicians for a 3 year/100,000km term (whichever wherever occurs first) will cost no more than $200 (incl. GST) per service for models built after 1 November 2012. *** 3,350kg applies to earlier models.

* whichever occurs first