At last, the 2008 World Car of the Year makes its debut in U.S. trim.
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Mazda was surprisingly tight-lipped about the Mazda2's engine and estimated fuel economy.
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We don't expect the 2 to differ too much from its Euro-spec sibling, so we predict a 1.3- to 1.5-liter gasoline engine.
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Fuel economy is expected to hover around a combined 35 mpg, with predictably low emissions to match.
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Of course, the Mazda2 shares a platform with the Ford Fiesta, so expect a similar footprint and interior dimensions.
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In addition to the stock production model, Mazda brought along a trio of modified Mazda2s.
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This model is equipped with upgraded wheels and a roof rack, complete with snowboarding equipment. Custom 2-themed graphics complete the package.
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As a fan of small, fast cars, this Mazda2 equipped with Mazdaspeed accessories is one of my favorites.
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A custom body kit and uprated suspension components should help this hatch deliver on the Zoom-Zoom promise.
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Projector style headlamps with black housings give the Mazdaspeed Mazda2 an aggressive aesthetic.
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