The all-new 2011 Mazda2 slated to hit Canadian showrooms early this summer will carry an MSRP of $13,995.
Designed, engineered and produced in Japan, the 2011 Mazda2 five-door subcompact signals a new entry point into Mazda’s line-up, fitting in under the Mazda3.
Mazda2 will be offered in two trim grades: GX and GS. Both trims are powered by the automaker’s MZR 1.5-L, four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
It is also the first Mazda vehicle launched in North America with Mazda’s Brake Override system. This system prioritizes the brake pedal over the accelerator pedal, should both be engaged simultaneously, allowing the vehicle to be brought to a safe stop.
Activation of this system will be recorded in the electronic Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and will be readable with the correct equipment.
Mazda is planning to roll out this new system to all future Mazda vehicles in North America during the 2011 model year.
The entry-level Mazda2 GX comes with 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers and P185/55R15 all-season tires, power door mirrors, power door locks, power windows with driver’s one-touch up/down, tilt steering, and an AM/FM/CD player with MP3 capability.
The top trim GS will start out at $18,195.
Originally launched in Europe, Japan and Australia in 2007, the Mazda2 has already racked up nearly 50 worldwide automotive awards, including the “2008 World Car of the Year” award, and was awarded a five-star safety rating by the Euro NCAP.