The supermini was spotted on test, and appears to be following the theme of recent production Mazdas by sticking closely to the designs of the show models that previewed them – the Minagi (Mazda CX-5) and Shinari (Mazda 6) are prime examples of this.
At Geneva, the Hazumi featured a new 1.5-litre SkyActiv-D diesel, and Mazda told us that this engine will be included in the production car, where it will emit less than 90g/km of CO2.
A 1.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine, which is currently used in the 3 family hatch, will also be offered. Mazda aims to make the 2 one of the most practical cars in its class and is planning a wheelbase longer than any of its competitors in order to free up passenger space.
A new MZD Connect infotainment system is also likely to debut in the 2, which will be unveiled officially at the Paris Motor Show in October. When it goes on sale here early next year, Mazda2 will be priced from around £10,000.