Mazda2 – 2011-2015 – Discontinued
For some reason Mazda’s smallest offering didn’t catch on in North America. That’s very surprising considering other compact cars like Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Yaris continue to grow in popularity. What’s even stranger is that the Mazda2 was available in other countries before coming to our shores, and continues to be offered overseas under the Demio nameplate. Although there was much fanfare around the 2016 model, which was shown at the Montreal Auto Show in 2015, the automaker decided to discontinue the hot hatch on our shores. As a result, the Mazda2 goes down in history as a one hit wonder (in North America).
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