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The Japanese automaker Mazda has almost refreshed its entire line-up with the advent of the new generation of the Mazda2 subcompact. The model, scheduled to debut in European showrooms in 2015, is already manufactured at home.

The Mazda2 underpins the brand’s new Kodo design language, which is also a signature now across the line-up in the latest generations Mazda3 and 6, as well as the new compact crossover CX-5. The fans are now just waiting for the iconic MX-5 roadster to also come up refreshed.

The home market deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter, while Europe and the US need to wait a little longer, until early next year. The fourth-generation subcompact is Mazda’s first model to get the full “power” of the fuel-saving Skyactiv strategy, which includes new engines, transmissions, body and chassis.

The model’s production already started late last week at Mazda’s manufacturing facility in Hofu, southwestern Japan for the local sales, while the US version is mulled to come out of the company’s plant in Salamanca, Mexico.

In Europe, the model is equipped with a new 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D diesel and a 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine. Media reports give the price in Germany in line with the outgoing model’s 12,600 euros.

Via Automotive News Europe