Sunday, November 23, 2008

Almost 2 good 2B true!

"So well judged its almost wasted on the www generation......"

In a time when we have become accustomed to each new generation, being somewhat heavier and bigger, the MAZDA 2 is a pleasant surprise. Mazda has managed to give it almost all the bells and whistles one could wish for in B-segment vehicle. Or, in normal English, a car that competes in the segment where the Suzuki Swift and Toyota Yaris are big players.

I've always been a big fan of the Toyota Yaris, a car that mixes practicality and affordability with cute looks. But when i came accross Mazda site and discovered the little critter Mazda 2 i was able to compare the two side by side in the screen. And next to Mazda 2's fresh styling, the Yaris looks positively dated. the interior styling is also very fresh, with side mirrors that fold electrically, iPod jacks across the range, and satellite audio controls! And here's more keyless entry, auto aircon, rain sensing wipers and to top it is a "smart start" which means you can start the car with the keys in your pocket! But the Mazda 2 is a lot more than just nice to look at. the underpinnings "the mechanical stuffs" gives it class leading handling. The little critter's abilities bends over at 140 km/h with almost mind-boggling ease. And for status it claims 13.2 sec 0-100km/h run! superb for a B-segment vehicle and runs your fuel at only 5.9L every 100 km, that's super! And, erm, although its not yet locally available in the market. Prepare to see a lot of them on the roads early next year!