Us lucky Canucks are getting a little exclusive love from Mazda in the form of a limited edition Mazda2 that will be available when sales of the subcompact kick off in July. Called the Mazda2 Yozora (yó-zo-ra), which means 'night sky' in Japanese, the diminutive hatch is available only in black with a special "2" graphic featured on the driver's side front quarter. This graphic was first seen on a Mazda2 shown at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto earlier this year.
Hit the jump to see what else sets the Yozora edition apart from the standard model.
The Yozora edition is basically a design package, and apart from the graphic on the front, the new 2 also differentiates with 16 inch, 8-spoke silver and black wheels wrapped with 195/45/R16 Toyo performance tires, a unique raised rear spoiler, 'Yozora' tailgate badge and 'Yozora edition' floormats inside the car. In a tip to Canadian winters, Mazda is also including a set of winter tires on black 15 inch steelies.
The Yozora edition is based on the entry-level Mazda2 GX and will also include air-conditioning and the optional Convenience Package. This package has fun little goodies such as heated door mirrors, remote keyless entry, and wheel-mounted audio and cruise control buttons.
“With its captivating design, exceptional value and fun-to-drive
attributes, the Mazda2 Yozora will cater to our younger enthusiasts, who
value individuality and expression,” said Mike Collinson, director of marketing
and product strategy, Mazda Canada. “For under $20,000, Yozora offers the
most sought-after accessories and customization in one convenient
Mazda is limiting production of the Yozora to merely 500 units, all of which are for
North America the Canadian market only (sorry USA!), and will start at $19,280 (5-spd manual) which is $1,085 above the starting price of the otherwise top trim GS model.
[Source: Mazda Canada]
Check out the high-res pictures below.