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Mazda Demio (DJ)

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Mazda Demio/Mazda 2 (DJ3FS/DJ3AS/DJ5FS/DJ5AS). 2014 to date (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door sedan. F/F, F/A, 1298, 1496 cm³ petrol, 1497 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC). Demio gets kodo design theme and fuel-saving, high-compression Skyactiv engines. Far more refined, with premium-look interior. More advanced connectivity for infotainment system. More rigid bodies, while four-wheel-drive models lighter than predecessors for better fuel economy. Blind spot monitoring and other active safety features. Despite 138 mm leap in length, and 15 mm in height, there is less cargo space than DE, with 250 l dropping to 220 l. Wheelbase up 80 mm. Adaptive steering helped with feel, though suspension on home-market models tuned more to comfort compared with outgoing model. Hatchback launched first; four-door from 2015. Twinned with Scion iA.

Manufacturing locations: Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan; Thailand; México

Marque: Mazda | Model: Mazda Demio | Predecessor: Mazda Demio (DE)

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