Mazda 2 interior revealed

7 Jul, 2014 12:35pm Jonathan Burn

First look inside the new Mazda 2 shows design heavily influenced by 3 hatchback, reveal set for Paris Motor Show in October

Interior images of the forthcoming Mazda 2 have surfaced online after an Australian website had the opportunity to drive a prototype model. While the exterior was completely wrapped and hidden from view the interior was on show for all to see, with these shots giving us an idea as to how the new supermini is shaping up.

Although a little hazy, the images from this prototype show Mazda has carried forward the design language used on the current 3 hatchback and 6 saloon for its latest supermini. A clutter free centre console and dashboard house a freestanding touchscreen, which replaces most of the controls.

The Mazda Hazumi concept first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show last year, gave us an idea as to how the production model would look as well as an insight into its proportions. At 4,060mm in length, the new model is 160mm longer as well as being 25mm taller. The interior shots of the rear clearly show the increase in size – the wheelbase is also 80mm longer – so there should be enough room in the back for three adults, unlike before.

There are also changes under the bonnet, too. A new 1.5-litre SkyActiv diesel will be available in the new Mazda 2 for the first time, with the Japanese manufacturer claiming it will emit only 90/gkm of CO2. Mazda is predicting the next-generation Mazda 2 will help double its sales in the supermini segment when launched.

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Not as striking as in mazda 3, though similar. According to the touch screen/chrome/leather parts or assistent buttons left to the steering wheel, this is a high level trim. The middle tunnel without an armrest does not look good, lack of buttons for cruise control on the right of the steering wheel is strange, blue seats cloathing? - maybe the photos are of low quality. The exterior will surely be nice. Let us wait for the trim levels, pricing and sound insulation and driving qualities/fuel consumption...

The air vent arrangement looks a little odd. It looks to me like a real mix of A3 and Giulietta interiors which can only be a good thing for a supermini interior. Not exiting but certainly looks quite premium.

Will give the lacklustre Polo a run for its money.