Geneva motor show 2014 - Mazda reveals Hazumi concept car teaser image

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  • First picture of Mazda Hazumi concept car
  • Gives indication of next-gen Mazda 2 hatchback
  • New 1.5 Skyactiv-D diesel could beat 83mpg
  • Click through our Mazda Hazumi pictures to see more details come to light

    Click through our Mazda Hazumi pictures to see more details come to light

  • The Hazumi concept gets the same five-sided grille as the 3, 6 and CX-5 models

    The Hazumi concept gets the same five-sided grille as the 3, 6 and CX-5 models

  • Roofline and door panel details reveal a new three-door small car

    Roofline and door panel details reveal a new three-door small car

  • Concept car will have oversized alloys and thin door mirror stalks, but these are unlikely to make production

    Concept car will have oversized alloys and thin door mirror stalks, but these are unlikely to make production

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This is the first look at the Mazda Hazumi concept car, which previews the next-generation Mazda 2 hatchback. It will be shown at the forthcoming Geneva motor show in early March.

Mazda’s teaser image only shows the front wheel arch and headlight of the Hazumi concept in detail, but it clearly inherits the styling cues from the latest Mazda 3, 6 and CX-5.

Our brightened versions of the picture reveal more features, such as the curved roofline, scalloped door panels, and more of the prominent five-sided grille at the front.

The Hazumi concept gets oversized 10-spoke alloy wheels, plus very thin stalks for the door mirrors. With the exception of these show car details, What Car? understands that the production-spec Mazda 2 will be almost identical.

The new Mazda 2 will have the same Skyactiv fuel-saving technologies as seen in the 3, 6 and CX-5 models. We expect it to go on sale in early 2015.

Alongside the Hazumi concept, Mazda will reveal the new 1.5-litre Skyactiv-D diesel engine. It’s likely to have between 100bhp and 120bhp, to provide a lower powered diesel option for the Mazda 3 hatch, CX-5 SUV, and even the Mazda 6. It could also be offered in the new Mazda 2.

In the Mazda 3, the 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel emits just 107g/km of CO2, so the new 1.5 Skyactiv-D should easily slip under the 100g/km threshold - possibly sub-90g/km. In other words, official fuel economy could beat 83mpg.

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