Mazda’s oil-burning supermini to start at £9,499
27 December 2007

The Mazda 2 will be available with a 1.4-litre turbodiesel engine as of March next year. The 67bhp diesel Mazda 2 comes in two trim levels – TS and TS2 – costing £9,499 and £10,999 respectively.Mazda’s baby oil-burner produces 118lb ft of torque and only 114g/km of CO2, costing only £35 a year to tax and avoiding the London congestion charge under the new rules. Even more of an incentive to wait for the diesel Mazda 2 is the 65.7mpg combined figure, which gives a range of nearly 600 miles to each 42.8-litre tank of fuel.The Mazda 2 came a close second to the Fiat 500 in the 2008 Car of the Year competition, and is considered the benchmark for driving dynamics and practicality.The addition of the diesel engine will increase sales of the already popular supermini, so get your oder in now if you want March delivery.

Our Verdict

Mazda 2

Back in 2008 the Mazda 2 was voted World Car of the Year. Considering the car’s engineering thoroughness and individuality, that shouldn’t be a surprise.

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