Mazda fears on bringing Mazda2 in America

Posted on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 , 12:09:00 byEmil

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Mazda fears on bringing Mazda2 in America

It`s considered it might hurt sales for Mazda3. Auto dealers clamor for Mazda2, a well-known small auto in Europe and Japan, as the drivers in North America dump big cars in favor of the fuel-efficient rides. So, if brought, Mazda2 will be competing with Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit.

"The Mazda2 is a very good product, and we’ve received very strong requests from dealers. But it is still under study," Hisakazu Imaki - Mazda President affirmed about the possible debut in North America. "But I must also say that I don’t regret that we haven’t been able to supply the car thus far".

"One of the biggest factors the decision hasn’t been made is that the Mazda3 is still enjoying strong sales," he commented. Also, the Mazda2 demand might be receding if gasoline costs moderate, said Imaki.