Sporty and Stylish, that’s general overview of Mazda 2. It can be seen from outside and inside, energy performance also very fascinating. It’s not a mistake if Mazda 2 received a title as The World Car of the Year Award in 2008.
In Indonesia, Mazda 2 comeback by showed its superiority in hatchback class. Which won the award for Best Design Features and Value in the Indonesia International Motor Show 2011, this award given by one of famous automotive magazines for its features “Mazda Smart Entertainment System”. That’s PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia (MMI) answer for customer which need a completed and integrated entertainment device in their vehicles.
Base on that achievement, it can’t wait to try driving this car. The opportunity to drive the Mazda 2 which lent by PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia (MMI) did not wasted time of “Bosmobil-Team”. Taking start from Mazda office area, South of Jakarta then went to Bandung (approximately 130 km) by trying low and high speed. Wow .. truly exceptional driving sensations, supported an aerodynamic body shape, steady automatic transmission, it’s not a big deal for handling to make such as line change.
It looks good on you!, The slogan of the latest stylish Mazda 2 hatchback it feels suitable for the youth segment. Judging from the overall appearance is very inspirative and fresh. Strict body lines passing on compact car body gives the impression of aggressive. Shaped flat elongated headlamps combined with the presence of large air holes in the bumper emphasized that the Mazda2 R A/T as a car that has a sporty aura.
In the section that highlights the rear hatchback equally to the front design, shape of stop lamp that is almost similar to the front of the lamp implies that this car was deliberately 1 piece of body.
Just a remind you that the Mazda 2 R A/T is the highest variant of the Mazda2. PT. MMI have 2 types, S Type and R Type, R Type has more feature than the S Type. The difference is R Type is more sporty on bumper and fog lamp is fitted, side skirts, roof spoiler and a wider rim which is 16″.
With these differences make the length and height of R Type become 3913 cm x 1478 cm, Length is over 10 cm and Height is 7 cm shorter than S Type. As for the width remains the same is 1695 cm.
Don’t wanna miss with all of exterior displays as best work, Mazda 2 interior R A/T also contribute in making a surprise for anyone who came in and sat down in it. As mentioned above, The Mazda Smart Entertainment System is immersed in the dashboard shown to effectively make the Mazda 2 the best car in its class. Through the Mazda Smart Entertainment System, passengers able to enjoy a TFT LCD monitor 7 “high resolution SVGA, Touch Screen with remote control.
What is interesting from the LCD 7″ which already equipped FM Radio/AM, Single DVD/VCD/MP3/MP4, Virtual CD for 6 CDs, TV Tuner, iPod Adapter, USB connection, Mazda2 also equipped with SD Card and Bluetooth connections with A2DP, is quite rare for its class. And the most surprising is when the transmission lever moved to “R” positions, directly LCD screen 7” will switch to Parking Camera. It will be easier when parking.
As for the cabin space, Although car was quite small you do not have to worry about the narrowness in it, because the cabin is quite accommodating to people who are quite high. Similarly, so do rear luggage which have capacity of 250 liters.
Underhood and performance
Mazda 2 R A/T Type carrying MZR 1,498 DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder with 4-speed automatic transmission as well as technology variable Valve Timing (VVT). Thanks to VVT technology which makes car performance alerts Japanese manufacturer is pretty aggressive. Length intake manifold made at low speed acceleration capabilities become so responsive, at high speed acceleration also feels the same.
As a result, acceleration 0-100 km/h can be completed within a reasonably short, 11.2 seconds. For fuel consumption, Mazda 2 quite economical. It can be seen from small monitor located near the speedometer, when we crossed inside town, it consumed 11.1 km/liter and 15.2 km/liter for highway. These value is aggressive driving condition, if you are more calm driver, maybe you can produce the better numbers.
Stability problem seems undoubtedly, one key to the stability of the Mazda 2 when maneuvering around the corner and highway is due to feature electric power assists steering (EPAS) and suspension package is made rigid and thin-profile tires 195/45/R16.
Price & Style
With myriad features of Mazda 2 R A/T hatchback, feels no matter to put this as top rank position in its class. Talk about styling, it’s very rushing prestige among the young people, as everyday car or even as modification car. Since most of them assume that the Mazda2 is quite fun and easy to modify. Not only those, Mazda 2 also used as a vehicle trendy young couples.
As for the price of PT. MMI sales highest variant of the Mazda2 by 211 million On The Road, Jakarta.
Hmmm …. Prices are quite reasonable right …