Posted Jul 3rd 2010 8:28AM
PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia (MMI) launched Mazda2 Sedan today, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jakarta. This new car was introduced to the national car market to strengthen and complement the current Mazda products already on the market. This mini sedan is a sedan version of Mazda2 hatchback that has already launched in November 2009. For the record, Mazda2 hatchbacks including one of best selling hatchback and until the end of April 2010 has sold more than 1800 units.
As same as hatchback version, Mazda2 sedan uses 1.5-liter engine MRZ 16 valve DOHC with Sequential Variable Timing technology and Electronic Control Throttle. Meanwhile, for safety, Mazda2 Sedan’s braking system was equipped with ABS and EBD. In addition, for the body structure are already using technology of Mazda Advanced Impact Distribution and Absorption to absorb collision energy and channeling it to the whole car body.
On the exterior, it was obvious that design of new car is similar to a sport sedan Mazda RX-8, curved line of the car body to look beautiful, sporty and bold. On the interior side, the dashboard design is rounded with silver accents is equipped with an audio system with Automatic Level Control that is able to adjust with the level of noise outside the cabin. Meanwhile, interior color of this sedan slightly brighter than the interior color of Mazda2 hatchback which appears more bright and elegant.
Mr. Yoshiya Horigome-san, President Director of PT. MMI said that the Mazda2 sedan will occupy a unique position in mini sedan class because a sporty design and competitive price. At the national car market, Mazda2 sedan will compete with market leader of Toyota Vios and Honda City. Mazda Indonesia expects its flagship mini sedan can be sold 100 to 150 units per month.
Mazda2 sedan is available in six color choices, namely the Cool White, Highlight Silver Metallic, Metropolitan Grey Mica, True Red, Black Mica, and Icy Blue Metallic. This mini sedan is offered in four variants, i.e., type S (standard) and R (sporty) with a choice of manual and automatic transmission.
Meet The Stylish Car You Can Wear: Mazda2 Sedan
Mazda2 Sedan will occupy one of the biggest segments in the country automotive landscape – the B-car segment. Poised to win the heart of many young Indonesians, Mazda2 Sedan is perfect for professionals seeking a stylish sedan as an extension to his/ her professional image.
From the outside, one can clearly see that Mazda2 Sedan is unlike any other sedan currently being offered in Indonesia – its sweeping lines, strong design lines and dynamic shape set it apart from the dull, three-box competitors. One of the most prominent design elements this car has is the shape of its front fenders – taking clues from Mazda flagship RX-8 and forming a singular design language as the other new generation of Zoom-Zoom cars.
Just like its supermodel sibling, Mazda2 Sedan is a champion in weight-saving. This lightweight property is achieved thanks to the usage of lightweight, thinner, ultra-high tensile steel that provides rigidity as well as structural strength.
Powering the stylish sedan is Mazda MZR 1.5L, 16-valve DOHC engine equipped with S-VT (Sequential Variable Timing) and ETC (Electronic Throttle Control). The combination of these technologies enables the engine to produce thrilling response across entire speed range while maintaining fuel efficiency. Speaking about safety, Mazda2 Sedan is equipped with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) to enhance stopping power. The application of MAIDAS (Mazda Advanced Impact Distribution and Absorption) disperses collision energy around the body and resisting cabin shape. Moreover, three-point seatbelts are available in every seat, even for the middle back seat occupant, enhancing safety for all occupants.
There are available colors offered for Mazda2 Sedan: Metropolitan Grey Mica, Cool White, Highlight Silver Metallic, Black Mica, True Red and Icy Blue Metallic. Mazda2 Sedan, like other Mazda vehicles offered in Indonesia, carries a 3-year or 100,000 KM general warranty and 1-year or 20,000 KM spare parts warranty (whichever comes first).