Mazda 2 supermini gets fewer doors and a cheaper price tag
23 January 2008

Mazda will launch a three-door version of its critically acclaimed 2 supermini at the Geneva motor show in March. The new body style is meant to attract a younger, more dynamic customer base in Europe and will be cheaper than the five-door model that launched last year.The same engine range will be on offer, including the 1.3- and 1.5-litre petrol engines and the frugal 1.4-litre diesel. Despite losing of a couple of doors, the Mazda 2 three-door will keep the same dimensions as the five-door model, and is likely to have a similar kerbweight.No on-sale dates have been announced, but it won't take long for the slightly less accessible, slightly cheaper and equally brilliant Mazda 2 three-door to make it from Geneva's show floor to UK showrooms.

Our Verdict

Mazda 2 2007-2014

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.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK