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No Guts No glory, needs more turbo mazdaspeed. 20 40.82%
Heck no, Slap a 2.0 liter in that thing and call it a day. 13 26.53%
No AWD, No care 8 16.33%
Shut your trap, Not every shoe box needs AWD. 8 16.33%
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Mazda is previewing the next generation of its Mazda2 subcompact hatchback with a concept dubbed the Hazumi.

Officially unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, the Hazumi draws its name from a Japanese word meaning to "bound or spring up." Mazda says the moniker is intended to evoke "the image of a small but vigorous animal, bursting with energy and bounding into life."




Outside, the Hazumi closely follows Mazda's KODO design language with slender headlights, curvaceous flanks and an elegant five-point grille. The rear end features an upright hatchback, a roof-mounted spoiler and sharp, triangular tail lamps.

In contrast to the nearly production ready exterior, the cabin is clearly the result of Mazda giving its designers carte blanch. A suspended dashboard is intended to give the impression of a bridge, Mazda says; it visually links with descending door panel trim that conveys a sense of speed.

Contrasting black and white leather adorns the interior, while the seats are finished in crimson and boast a nubuck feel. A version of the Mazda3's head-up display is part of the package, as is the Mazda Connect smartphone connectivity system.

On the safety front, the Hazumi is fitted with Mazda's i-Activsense advanced safety technology suite, which includes forward collision alert and lane departure warning systems. Expect these features to be optional on the new Mazda2.



Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/mazda-te...#ixzz2v3OVwicM
My thoughts, I love this thing. Mazda is currently making all the right moves, but Sadly the public just isn't biting. Mazda really needs to start setting themselves apart by adding a little more pep into their motors. Every econo box seems to have a tiny sowing machine motor that can barely move their cars forward under speed. I really wish they would drop the current motor out of the base three inside this model.

Design wise this thing is amazing. The only thing that needs to be changed is adding twelve feet of front and rear bumpers to keep up with the offset crash.... (Sucks but that's how life twists things)
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. A lot of this could carry over to the production model.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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Gorgeous. Drop the 2.0 in there. Would buy, seriously.
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Damn, Mazda is making the most beautiful cars of any japanese brand now.. Maybe of almost anybody. The 6 is staggeringly beautiful. This is just amazing.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #6
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I like it lots except for the high belt line. The new 3 and 6 are fantastic looking - they need better marketing (time to kill off zoom-zoom).
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:48 AM   #7
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Damn, Mazda is making the most beautiful cars of any japanese brand now.. Maybe of almost anybody. The 6 is staggeringly beautiful. This is just amazing.
WHY MUST YOU TORMENT ME SO, MAZDA! Best of everything (looks, tech, reliability, prices, etc) and yet no sports cars. Make me so sad. You need to make one. I need you to make one. I'd be the next guy selling a testicle off and getting you press.

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Old 03-05-2014, 12:43 PM   #8
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I've dreamed of a Kodo Mazdaspeed2 for a while now. Please Mazda!
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The new 6 is good looking. The 3 is fugly in person.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:03 PM   #10
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The new 6 is good looking. The 3 is fugly in person.
Kindly disagree.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:25 PM   #11
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The new 6 is good looking. The 3 is fugly in person.
The problem with the 3 is first, they made the four door look better than the five door. Proportion-wise, that should be difficult to do. The 3 sedan looks good, at least in the higher trim packages, but it's not nearly as svelte as the 6.

When looking at them I think of a similar pairing, BMW 3 and 1 series. The BMW 1 and Mazda 3 both look like compressed versions of their larger siblings. I think in both cases a lower roofline would have done wonders.

But with the topic of a new Mazda 2, one thing I am deeply excited about is that the Takeri and Minagi concept both only received a bit of softening when they were converted to street cars. This is tantalizing for me because aside from the wheel arches the only thing that looks to change on this 2 is a lower foglight panel being added to the front.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:08 PM   #12
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The new 6 is good looking. The 3 is fugly in person.
You crazy. It's beautiful. Vaguely reminiscent of certain unnamed exotic shooting brakes...
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Damn, that's incredible. Mazda needs to start putting the MS treatment to their cars. The performance does not reflect the looks. It's like a chick with nice lips who gives bad blowies.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:13 PM   #14
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But there are no more "Mazdaspeed" versions anymore, correct?
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If Mazda and Subaru teamed up to co-develop a car...*swoon*
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WHY MUST YOU TORMENT ME SO, MAZDA! Best of everything (looks, tech, reliability, prices, etc) and yet no sports cars.
oh hai!

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #17
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You crazy. It's beautiful. Vaguely reminiscent of certain unnamed exotic shooting brakes...
It looks like a lowered Infiniti EX35. Yuck.
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A Mazdaspeed 2 would be nice

Competes against Mini and Fiesta ST
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I think it looks great! Especially for the sub-compact category. I wouldn't buy one though unless they made one that wasn't FWD, which wouldn't happen, so my opinion isn't worth much. Having said that, I agree that Mazda is really doing great things across their lineup these days. They just need to add some muscle, and send the power to the rear for me to buy one (a crappy AWD system would suffice). But I have been recommending Mazdas to other people a lot more lately if that means anything.
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oh hai!
No power, too heavy for it's size, squishy suspension (now), and a vert. No sports car found. That thing is right up there with a v6 vert mustang.

Sorry, but real sports cars can compete in track scenarios outside of a spec class. Hell, even the BRZ can do that and not be completely embarrassed.
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But there are no more "Mazdaspeed" versions anymore, correct?
Last I hear Mazda neither promised or denied a MS3. So, I guess it's still up in the air.

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No power, too heavy for it's size, squishy suspension (now), and a vert. No sports car found. That thing is right up there with a v6 vert mustang.

Sorry, but real sports cars can compete in track scenarios outside of a spec class. Hell, even the BRZ can do that and not be completely embarrassed.
It's comments like these which prevent anyone from taking you seriously.
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... but real sports cars can compete in track scenarios outside of a spec class. Hell, even the BRZ can do that and not be completely embarrassed.
Highlighted for derptasticness.

What track scenarios outside of spec class are you referring to? ALL SCCA is spec racing. So rule that out. As far as I know, just about every form of motorsports is spec racing. The only thing that comes to mind is continental tire/pirelli challenge, and maybe trans am, but they have specs as well. Formula 3000 and Formula Ford, and even the mighty F1 are somewhat spec.

I try to ignore you posts, but I like to keep our roadways clean and I hate litter. Which is what your posts amount to.
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No power, too heavy for it's size, squishy suspension (now), and a vert. No sports car found. That thing is right up there with a v6 vert mustang.

Sorry, but real sports cars can compete in track scenarios outside of a spec class. Hell, even the BRZ can do that and not be completely embarrassed.
Are you talking about the miata?

That is one of the best platforms to go racing in
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It's comments like these which prevent anyone from taking you seriously.
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What track scenarios outside of spec class are you referring to? ALL SCCA is spec racing. So rule that out. As far as I know, just about every form of motorsports is spec racing. The only thing that comes to mind is continental tire/pirelli challenge, and maybe trans am, but they have specs as well. Formula 3000 and Formula Ford, and even the mighty F1 are somewhat spec.

I try to ignore you posts, but I like to keep our roadways clean and I hate litter. Which is what your posts amount to.
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Are you talking about the miata?

That is one of the best platforms to go racing in
I ignore this guy and you ppl keep quoting him!

I don't wanna read the stupidities that come out of his mind any more!
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