Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NY Auto Show: 2011 Mazda2 Starts At $14,730 In July, New Engines In 2011

The all-new 2011 MAZDA2, powered by a 100 horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, will have a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $14,730, including destination charges of $750 when it arrives in U.S. showrooms in July. The 2011 MAZDA2 is available in two trim levels – the entry level Sport will have either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission and the Touring which has a starting price of $16,185, is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission or available four-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Electric Power Assist (EPAS) steering system, 185/55/R15 all-weather tires mounted on 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, body-colored door handles and power mirrors, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with four speakers, audio auxiliary jack, tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry system, rear window wiper/washer and 60/40 split fold-down rear seats.  

All Touring models feature upgraded cloth seat fabric with red piping, 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, rear roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, leather-wrapped steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, trip computer and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system.

New Engines Coming Next Year
Mazda plans to launch its all-new SKY Concept powertrains into the U.S. market, beginning as early as 2011. The Mazda SKY-G, Mazda's next-generation gasoline engine, will be the core powertrain in future Mazda vehicles. SKY-G is expected to boost fuel efficiency by approximately 15 percent while also increasing engine power. Mazda plans to put its SKY-D engine into its next-generation mid-sized diesel car, achieving highway fuel economy of up to 43 miles per gallon, a 20-percent improvement in fuel efficiency over Mazda's current 2.2-liter diesel.