Mazda is preparing a premium hatchback

May 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Mazda model range can fill a new model – a small hatchback with a claim to the premium. Its potential competitors already called MINI and Citroen DS3, and in going to make novelty Mazda global model.

Image of MINI Cooper S

Image of MINI Cooper S


According to Japanese media, and its platform will be the basis for yet another compact, which will be positioned as a premium model. Hypothetical hatchback Mazda2 should borrow not only the platform, but also a line of power trains SkyActiv, and the body and the interior will receive the original elements. In addition, it is possible and the emergence of the “charged” Mazda2, which will compete with the MINI Cooper S and Citroen DS3 Racing.

Picture of Citroen DS3

Picture of Citroen DS3

According to rumors, the new product will be called Verisa. Currently, under the same name in the domestic market of Japan sold compactvan Mazda2 platform of the previous generation, but with the change of generations Verisa reincarnated as a fundamentally different model. As reported by the Japanese edition, debuting as a premium compact concept from Mazda may already next spring at the exhibition in Geneva. According to preliminary estimates, sales of new products will start in 2016.

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