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Steane Klose | May, 07 2008 | 2 Comments

Mazda Australia has announced the arrival of the Mazda2 3-door in Australia, joining the five door Mazda2 in their light car line-up.

The launch of the Mazda2 3-door comes just eight weeks after its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This is the first time Mazda Australia has offered a 3-door Mazda2.

All Mazda2s are powered by the same Euro Stage IV emission compliant 76kW, 1.5-litre, MZR four-cylinder petrol engine that features Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT) to boost cylinder charging efficiency and Tumble Swirl Control Valves in the intake manifold that optimise the air/fuel ratio to promote combustion stability. Fuel economy averages an impressive 6.4l/100km (manual) and 6.8L/100km (auto) on the combined cycle with 152g/km of CO2 being produced. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with a four-speed automatic available as an option.

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The Mazda2 3-door goes on sale this month priced from $15,750, making it the most affordable car in Mazda's range. There are two models available in the 3-door range, the Neo which is priced from $15,750 and the Maxx priced from $17,960.

Standard features include an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), remote locking, driver's seat height adjustment, a centre rear headrest and an AUX jack that enables any MP3 player (including iPod?) to be played through the car's audio system.

Air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors and an MP3 compatible CD player with four speakers are also part of the package.

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The Mazda2 3-door in Maxx trim adds 15-inch alloy wheels a 6-disc CD player with steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a rear spoiler to the standard features list.

As we have mentioned before that the Mazda2's body is light ? in fact it?s the lightest 1.5-litre B-car in Australia. Selective use of ultra-high-tensile steel in the 2?s construction ensures it is also very strong.

Both models in the Mazda2 3-door range are available with optional Dynamic Stability Control (DCS) and Traction Control System (TCS) as part of a Safety Pack Option that includes side (front) and curtain (front and rear) airbags for an additional $1,100.

Mazda Australia expects to sell about 300 Mazda2 3-doors a month with females expected to account for 80 percent of 3-door sales and 30 percent of all 3-door sales going to buyers under 30 years of age.

PRICING

? Mazda2 Neo 3-door - $15,750

? Mazda2 Neo 5-door - $16,500

? Mazda2 Maxx 3-door - $17,960

? Mazda2 Maxx 5-door - $18,710

? Mazda2 Genki 5-door - $20,845

Automatic transmission - $1,650

Safety Pack Option (Neo & Maxx)

[Adds side (front) and curtain (front

and rear) airbags, Dynamic Stability

Control and Traction Control System] - $1,100

DSC Option (Genki)

[Adds DSC and TCS] - $700

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