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2010 Mazda Mazda2 Genki 5-dr hatch Car Review


THE light car class is a hive of interesting activity lately (Fiesta, Polo, i20, upcoming Swift), but the recently facelifted, newly Thai-built Mazda2 remains one of the leading baby contenders thanks to a combination of style, performance, practicality and agility.

Three years on from launch, the DE series is beginning to show its age in some areas (such as cabin presentation), but the littlest offering from the ‘zoom-zoom’ people is a nicely formed example as to why buyers who begin with this brand so often stick with it.

Model release dates: May 2010 - September 2014

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Make: Mazda
Model: Mazda2 DE Series 1

October 2007Release date:

April 2010End date:

MAZDA Australia shifted some 36,000 examples of its lighter, more stylish second-gen Mazda2 since it was arrived in 2007, lowering the buyer age demographic accordingly., , Under the stout bonnet is a 76kW/137Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to five-speed manual and four-speed automatics transmissions in five-door Neo, Maxx and Genki hatchback grades., , The Two was an early pioneer of ESC electronic stability control in the light-car class (the Hyundai Getz got there first two years earlier), making the Mazda one of the safest options in the segment with a five-star ANCAP crash-test rating., , The three-door Mazda2 arrived for the first time in May 2008, before being discontinued in May 2010 due to lack of buyer interest.

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