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Mazda Hazumi Concept Previews Mazda 2 Replacement: 2014 Geneva Auto Show


Just the Facts:
  • The Mazda Hazumi concept, which previews the future version of the Mazda 2 subcompact car, is being teased ahead of a debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.
  • "The Hazumi expresses the ideal form for the company's next-generation subcompact," said Mazda in a statement.
  • The Hazumi also is expected to preview the next-generation version of the Toyota Yaris in North America.

GENEVA — The Mazda Hazumi concept, which previews the future version of the Mazda 2 subcompact car, is being teased ahead of a debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.

"The Hazumi expresses the ideal form for the company's next-generation subcompact," said Mazda in a statement.

A single image of the concept shows a cat's-eye headlight and sleek proportions.

Mazda said the name Hazumi means "bound" or "spring up" in Japanese. The automaker said the car will appear "to be bursting with energy."

No launch timing, specifications or pricing were announced for the production version of the future Mazda 2. The Mazda 2 competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris.

In fact, the Hazumi also is expected to preview the next-generation version of the Toyota Yaris in North America.

Toyota last year signed a deal with Mazda to get 50,000 annual units of the Mazda 2 subcompact, which will replace the Yaris in Toyota's North American lineup. The cars will be built in Salamanca, Mexico.

In addition to the Hazumi concept, Mazda will also present the new 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine at the Geneva auto show. No other details were disclosed about the engine at this point.

Mazda also will host a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 sports car at the Geneva show.

Edmunds says: The Mazda Hazumi is a concept with major product implications for Mazda and Toyota.

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