Mazda 2: Opt For A Classic Car

The Best among the Supermini Cars: Mazda 2

Mazda 2 is a car that is a larger than any family car and is popularly known as a supermini car. This car model was sold in various automobile markets around the world in different names like Mazda Metro, Mazda 121 or the Festiva Wagon from Fords. Mazda 2 was introduced in the automobile market, in the year 1996.

Little Known Facts about Mazda 2

- The third version of Mazda 2 called Demio won the best car title in 2009.

- Ford Festiva introduced by the automobile giant company called the Ford’s company, had similar elements like Mazda 2 and based on the same platform.

- In 1990, Mazda 2 also released another version of the car known as the Autozam revenue. The same popular automobile platform was used again.

- Kia Motor’s also used the same platform for their other car models like Avella and Pride. Ford Company also used this automobile D platform for its Ford Aspire car model.

Other features of Mazda 2

This popular supermini car, larger than a city car had a few popular features which are:

- A fuel gauge was introduced, which was digital in nature.

- Mazda 2 also comes in three types of trim levels and Neo is its standard basic model.

- The Neo model has standard car features with a sporty body and safety air bags.

Sales snapshot of Mazda 2

After it was introduced, there were about fifteen thousand units sold in a month’s time. The popular colours among consumers are Silver with a metallic touch, Grey with Mica sheen and Blue and Green with Metallic finish. It has been estimated that in the month of August 2010, more than four lakhs units were sold worldwide, especially in European, Japan and Australia. Thus Mazda 2 is the best supermini car in the automobile industry.

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Technical Characteristics of Mazda 2

Technical Characteristics of 2007 Mazda 2 1.5 produced by Mazda (JP).

Body Type Hatchback 3 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1030 Kg
Length 3885 mm
Height 1475 mm
Wheelbase 2490 mm
Front Track 1475 mm
Rear Track 1465 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 43 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System EFi
Max Power 103HP (76 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 137Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions 140 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1498 cc
Bore 78 mm
Stroke 78 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Dr-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6J x 15 / 6J x 15
Standard Tyres 185/55 R 15 82V / 185/55 R 15 82V
Suspension Front I.MS.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.
Transmission 5 speed manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 10.4 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 7.6 l/100km
Road 4.9 l/100km
Mixt 5.9 l/100km