Mazda 2 Maxx hatch 2016
In a world where the connection is king and social media, like a hatchback, can lie naked through ‘rear windows’, even the most personal information, there are people, usually people Older people, prefer to keep their privacy.
In automotive terminology, the latecomers are car lovers, who prefer to lock their assets out of sight in a car. Mazda introduced them by introducing a convertible version of its famous Mazda2, leaving the hatch to attract younger, more connected buyers.
While hatch and sedan stock prices – starting at $ 14,990 for the Neo manual – this car has missed the high-end Genki variant topping the hatch range.
The Mazda2 Maxx is in the middle of the range, and the hatched version of that is our recent test car.
There is no camouflage of Mazda 2 ‘, with the front being the brand DNA. The designers created a dynamic profile by pushing the compact cabin back behind the ramps forward of the lower body.
The overall effect of this bodywork design is forward momentum, while the wheels are placed as close as possible to the four corners of the body creating a short overhang and achieving a wide track.
The goal is to create a sense of quality that goes far beyond the modest level of the car.
Passenger cabin is highly ideal with signals from small aircraft. The dashboard spreads like an airplane wing; round air-conditioning windows like jet engines; The emission lines of the door sill transmit images of air flowing from a jet engine.
The goal is to create a sense of quality that goes far beyond the modest level of the car. The cockpit environment focuses on the driver and the luxurious color coordination environment works well.
Next-generation HMI (Human Machine Interface) with Commander control knob on the center console, providing easy access to navigation, communication and multimedia, including social media via MZD Connect.
A number of functions can be controlled by voice activation, including menu switching, playing audio, stopping and skipping functions, selecting stations, as well as zooming in and out of navigation system maps. direction.
With a mobile music player or smartphone connected to the head unit on the board via USB, the voice command can also be used to search for songs by artist name or to call phone numbers. Save in the contact list of phone.
Engine / Transmission
Of the two engines available for Mazda2, Maxx uses an upgraded 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, producing 81 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque, combined with a gearbox. six-speed auto.
The latter allows the driver to press a switch on the gearshift port to switch to Sport drive mode, in which the transmission is automatically set to start at low gear. It also increases the torque output when the gas pedal is pressed down further to accelerate and increase the feeling of quick response with minimal pedal action.
The focus of this is to distribute good vision from the driver’s seat, plus the installation of new robotic interface devices to minimize the driver’s vision movement, as well as the application of advanced safety technologies. i-Activsense progress of Mazda.
Available on the Mazda2 range is the Smart City Smart Brake Assist option, when driving at low speeds (4 to 30 km / h) around town, the system will automatically apply brakes to avoid collisions. collide with the vehicle in front or reduce the amount of damage in case of an unavoidable accident.
A strong body structure and a full set of airbags take care of the passive safety of occupants.
There’s good space in the cabin of Mazda2 Maxx, with roomy head and shoulder room for middle-sized people in the front, while rear leg room is sufficient.
The rear seats fold up to increase cargo capacity from 250 liters. And with only one side of the 60:40 split, will take a golf bag or similar long load.
Sports mode keeps the engine revving before changing gears, making a lot of noise but not much action in the performance department.
The instruments are clear and easy to read, as well as the 7.0-inch screen located on the center console, convenient at the driver’s eye level.
Mazda claims 4.9 L / 100km for fuel consumption on the combined cycle of urban / highway. The test car achieved 6.8 liters / 100 km on the commute to the city everyday and 4.1 liters effective over 100 km when driving on the highway.
The ride is a bit bumpy and noisy on some uneven road surfaces. The car confidently handles without traumatic injuries. Parking, with the help of a reversing camera and its guidance, is a way of dodging with such a small car.