The Japanese based automaker Mazda is planning to develop a whole new model which will slot below the Mazda2 and will most likely be named the Mazda1.
The final production version of the Mazda1 is far away from the assembly line and the model is currently just an idea in the company official’s heads but considering the economic crisis worldwide and the fact that this model will slot below the Mazda2, which means it will be cheaper, a final production version isn’t impossible, but rumor has it that it won’t hit the market before 2015.
According to an official within Mazda, Yasuhiro Aoyama, CEO, the plan is to develop a car similar to the Volkswagen Up!, to the Skoda Citigo and to the Seat Mii but plan B is also telling us that the company might produce a model specially designed for emerging markets which should get some changes in order to reach other parts of the Globe too.
For the new entry-level version, Mazda might collaborate with Fiat, even if the platform from the current Mazda2 is shared with Ford and its Fiesta model. Additional details on the Mazda1 are limited for the moment and will be announced in a few years is the carmaker decides to put it into production.