All-new Mazda2 in Fleetwood
The fourth member of Mazda's current model generation features the full range of ultra-efficient SKYACTIV Technology underneath a stunning KODO – Soul of Motion design that is bursting with energy... And you can now put it to the test yourself by visiting Chris Allen Garages in Fleetwood.
With a winning combination of performance, fuel economy, safety and Mazda's patented driving fun, the all-new Mazda2 has the potential to reproduce the immense popularity of its siblings – the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 – when it goes on sale in autumn starting in Japan. Evolving and enhancing the technology and ergonomics cultivated in these vehicles, the newest Mazda is expected to raise the bar in the crucial B segment, Europe's single largest in terms of market share.
The all-new Mazda2 will premiere in Europe with a brand-new small displacement clean diesel engine, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, as well as different power versions of the petrol SKYACTIV-G 1.5. Together with SKYACTIV body, chassis, and manual and automatic transmissions, it also gets the company's innovative MZD Connect in-car connectivity system, a class-beating range of i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technology and a remarkably spacious and refined interior.
Applauded time and again for its outstanding value and unwavering reliability, more than 2.4 million Mazda2s have been sold globally since it was first launched in 1996. With its new generation, Mazda is bringing another exciting interpretation of the supermini to drivers around the world.
Cheaper Car Insurance For Mazda CX-5
• Accident-reducing Smart City Brake Support lowers Mazda CX-5 insurance costs
• Every model's insurance group rating lowered after ABI review
• New ratings from 15E-to-21E could save owners up to £50 each year
Mazda's investment in 'active' safety technology to help drivers avoid accidents or reduce the severity of collisions has resulted in cheaper insurance for the owners of every Mazda CX-5. Mazda's compact SUV is the first product from the Japanese manufacturer to feature innovative SKYACTIV technologies.
Because Mazda's 'Smart City Brake Support' (SCBS) system is standard-fit across the CX-5 compact SUV range, the ABI (Association of British Insurers) has decided to lower the original insurance group ratings for this model by two groups across the 18-strong line-up from autumn 2012.
SCBS is an automatic emergency braking system which uses radar sensors in the front of the car to monitor the closing distance and speed to the vehicle in front. If the system detects that a collision is likely and the driver hasn't reacted in-time, the system applies the vehicle's brakes to prevent the accident or reduce its severity. The system is most effective when the speed difference between the driver's car and the vehicle in front is less than 19mph.
The ABI's decision was taken after comprehensive tests of the SCBS were conducted by the Thatcham Research Centre. Thatcham has been working closely with the EuroNCAP safety organisation to understand and quantify the benefits of fitting automatic emergency braking systems.
If systems like Mazda's SCBS become a universal fitment, it is estimated by EuroNCAP that road accidents in Europe could be cut by 27 percent, saving 8,000 lives a year.
“Although any change in premium depends on many factors that insurers evaluate, even a small reduction in group rating has the potential to cut insurance costs,” comments David Wilson-Green, Aftersales Director, Mazda UK. “We anticipate that the lowered group ratings for CX-5 could result in annual savings up to £50 on some models for our customers.”