The 2015 Mazda2 has won the Japan Car of the Year award after managing to beat some big names in the industry.
Good news for Mazda after the company has managed to win the local Japan Car of the Year Award with the 2015 Mazda2. The model in question, which is called the Demio locally, has proved to be better than models such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the BMW i3 and it has obtained the maximum votes from the 59 jurors. The small city car has obtained 423 votes, being followed by the German C-Class with 404 votes and the i3 with 340 votes. The fourth place has seen the Subaru Levorg and the in the fifth place we can find the Suzuki Hustler, with 65 votes.
The new generation of the Mazda2 has been officially unveiled earlier this year. The model in question stands at 4,070 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width and 1,450 mm in height, riding on a 2,585 mm long wheelbase. The vehicle has an engine lineup which includes the 105 HP (77 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque 1.5 liter SKYACTIV-D diesel, along with a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV-G petrol burner. On the European continent, the new-gen Mazda2 has been officially presented to the public during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, a couple of weeks ago.