Voted as World Car of the Year 2008 – Mazda 2 has finally arrived to Malaysia. The Mazda 2 2010 which is already in local Mazda showrooms it’s a face lifted model. So we assume it suppose to be better than the World Car of the Year 2008. The car we will be talking about here it’s close to a R-Spec ( High Spec) Mazda 2 Hatchback which will be called as Mazda 2 Sport by Bermaz. This unit here it’s a demo unit with Thailand spec that has keyless entry and wrap with leather seat and other upgraded details.[singlepic id=133 w=630 h= float=center]
The facelift version we are getting as Malaysia’s Mazda 2 has inherit the smiley front fascia of it’s zoom-zoom brothers, mazda 3,mazda 6, or mazda rx-8 and etc. The Mazda 2 front headlamp has been redesign with black background. Foglights are available in the Mazda 2 R-Spec models but not available in V-Spec Mazda 2.
From the rear we can see Mazda has redesign the rear lights for the new facelift Mazda 2. If you are interested how does the old Mazda 2 look like you can check out our post here as we posted some comparison photos for your viewing earlier. All Mazda 2 models in Malaysia will be imported from Thailand(CBU).[singlepic id=122 w=630 h= float=center]
Malaysia Mazda 2 is powered by MZR 1.5 inline,4-cylinder,DOHC 16 valve engine which produces 103hp at 6000 rpm and 135Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. This engine key features the Sequential valve timing (S-VT ) system, a Tumble Swirl Control Valves(TSVs) in the manifold and a drive by wire electronic control throttle for better response.
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This unit of Mazda 2 here is upgraded with locally customize leather seats and door trim.[singlepic id=101 w=630 h= float=center]
The Side Mirrors of Mazda 2 can be electronic control. However this particular unit of Mazda 2 it’s electronically foldable if you notice the buttons in the photo. Update : Malaysia version of Mazda 2 does not get electronically folable side mirrors. You need to fold yourself.
The audio system panel for this unit has been wrap with carbon fiber looking materials. The Steering wheels of Mazda 2 also contains controls towards the audio system. Of course with the Electric power assist steering it is capable to do a minimum turning ratio of 4.9 meters. The 4-speed auto gearbox has been place into a easy reach position.[singlepic id=138 w=630 h= float=center]
The Mazda 2 audio system supports CD/MP3 and a Aux in jack is provided to plug-in any external audio device such as mp3,ipod and etc. Update : Our reader, “boingz” notice that there’s 6 disc changer in these photos, however the Malaysia version of Mazda 2 do not get 6 disc changer, instead just a standard 1 disc player.
Mazda 2 hatchback has adequate space to fit 5 normal size adult comfortability as compare among it’s rivals such as Toyota Vios,Suzuki Swift or Honda Jazz. ( I think Jazz is the most spacious among all).[singlepic id=119 w=630 h= float=center]
Despite being a hatchback, Mazda 2 hatchback has 250 litre of boot space capacity for luggage. The unit here it’s a Silver Colour as Mazda Colour Code it is a Highlight Silver Metallic (18G).Colours available in Malaysia for Mazda 2 Hatchback are,
– Spirited Green
– True Red
– Highlight Silver
– Metropolitan Grey
– Black Mica
– Aurora Blue
Only the Mazda 2 Hatchback R Spec ( high spec) is fitted with sport bodykit.The Mazda 2 has been design with aerodynamic elements. As Mazda claims the aerodynamic of Mazda 2 is superior, with a coefficient drag of 0.30. Mada 2 incorporate Mazda Triple H, ultra-high tensile steel body shell for lighter weight, which equivalent to better performance and better fuel efficient and safer chassis. As Mazda claim it’s fuel consumption it’s about 6.8 litres/100km.[singlepic id=110 w=630 h= float=center]
The Mazda 2 comes with standard dual SRS front air bags and ABS . As the picture shown a normal sized glove box in the Mazda 2. Update : EBD(Electronic Brake-force Distribution) is not available in our local unit.[singlepic id=113 w=630 h= float=center]
Unlike Mazda 3, the Mazda 2 side signal is on the fender rather than side mirror.[singlepic id=123 w=630 h= float=center]
The rims on the Mazda 2 are 15″ on the V-spec and 16″ on the R-Spec. All Mazda 2 models are equipped with front Disc Brakes and Rear Drum Brakes.
As summary Mazda 2 R Spec hatchback goes for RM85,189.50 on the road with insurance, while Mazda 2 V Spec hatchback goes for RM82,11.50 with a 3 Year / 100,000Km warranty. As claims, this is on a promotion price for the first 500 unit. There might be adjustment on the price after this. Mainly, the difference on Mazda 2 R Spec and V Spec for Hatchback models are,
– Front Fog lamps
– Black Front Grille Colour
– 16 “Rims
– Sport bodykit
These items are not available on Mazda 2 V Spec which is the lower spec.[singlepic id=129 w=630 h= float=center]
**Special Thanks to Alice Chin as Bermaz Federal Higher Showroom’s Sales Adviser for providing us photos and information the car. Should you have any enquiry about Mazda 2 you may Contact,
Ms. Alice Chin
Email: [email protected]
Do check out our 73 images for Mazda 2 Hatchback Gallery below.[nggallery id=3]