Mazda2 will go on sale in North America late in 2010 as a 2011 model. It will be making its North American debut at the Los Angeles auto show in early December.
The trend of global automakers bringing their small hatchback models to the North American market continues. This time it is Mazda announcing that the Mazda2 will be making its debut in that market at the Los Angeles auto show next month.
"Bringing Mazda2 to North America completes the bookends in our lineup," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North America, in a press release.
The press release does not provide many details on the North American Mazda2 (no engine specs whatsoever) nor whether it will differ from the Mazda2 already available elsewhere.
The Mazda2 is sold globally (in Japan as the Mazda Demio) and comes fitted with 1.3 and 1.5 liter gasoline/petrol engines as well as two diesels - a 1.2 and 1.6 liter. It was voted World Car of the Year in 2008.
The Mazda2 will go on sale in North America late next year as a 2011 model.