In just a few short weeks, the 2011 Mazda2 will officially debut at the 2009 LA Auto Show and as a part of my steadfast dedication to both automobiles and business trips to sunny California, I’ll be there on behalf of RideLust to cover it live.
For years the Mazda2 has enjoyed a very successful European run as a just-as-fun yet slightly more budget-friendly companion to the Mazda3 and in December, the US will finally be allowed in on the action. “Bringing Mazda2 to North America completes the bookends in our line-up,” explained Jim O’Sullivan, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “With the seven- passenger crossover CX-9 at one end and the sub-compact Mazda2 at the other, Mazda’s line-up now spans the most significant product segments in the industry, and is the strongest, best-designed, best-built we have ever offered. Mazda2 will be true to everything that makes our cars stand apart from the competition: it will be stylish, fun-to-drive and a heck of a value. In short, it will be the definition of Zoom-Zoom.”
Check back for more official updates following the official unveiling in December.