Following yesterday's leak, the all-new 2015 Mazda2 / Demio has been officially revealed.
Mazda offered a sneak preview of the new "2" back in March at the Geneva Motor Show with the Hazumi concept and now the production version has emerged featuring the attractive Kodo design language as seen in the larger Mazda3 and Mazda6 models. Not only the exterior is a close resemblance of its bigger brothers but also the interior cabin with its clean and simple layout is also largely borrowed from the "3" and "6."
Mazda didn't release full details about the car but we already know it will be available with a newly developed 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel engine generating 105 PS (77 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) between 1,500 rpm and 2,500 rpm. Depending on market, a 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G will also be offered in different power versions, with both engines linked to manual and automatic gearboxes.
Details about the car's physical dimensions have not been released but these should be very close to those of the Hazumi which was 4070mm long, 1730mm wide and 1450mm tall, with a 2585mm wheelbase.
Mazda says production of the JDM-spec Demio has already started in Hofu, Japan and the car will be locally available from fall so other markets will probably get it before the end of the year or early 2015. Expect the Euro-spec variant to be showcased in early October at the Paris Motor Show.