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Mazda considering a Mazda2 MPS - report

 Mazda considering a Mazda2 MPS - report
2015 Mazda 2 / Demio

Could battle the Ford Fiesta ST

Mazda's General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing has revealed the company could offer a high-performance Mazda2 MPS.

Speaking to Car Advice, Yasuhiro Aoyama said “Once we introduce one model the competitiveness will gradually deteriorate… so we need to maintain the competitiveness of the vehicles." He went on to say "For some markets a sportier version would work" and it is "definitely one of the considerations.”

His sentiments were echoed by Mazda2 deputy program manager of vehicle development, Kengo Fukushima, who said he wants the model to be a like the Ford Fiesta ST but admitted there are no plans for it yet.

Source: Car Advice

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FredGuay
Would be nice if they turbocharge every engine.... 1.5T for 2MPS, 2.0T for 3MPS and 2.5T for 6MPS. I know his easy to said and not easy to do! Oooh and add 4WD for the 3 and the 6 please :)
Aug 22, 2014 3:31 pm
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SirLukkas
Please do so Mazda. Whilst the Polo GTI and Fiesta ST are great entry level hot-hatch selections in Australia, the former suffers from poor VW reliability and the latter lacks aesthetic appeal.
Aug 19, 2014 7:57 pm
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MHBMW
Mazda, I mean thats nice and all, but where is the MPS 3 & 6? Just saying....
Aug 19, 2014 6:42 pm
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Alux
Dear Mazda, Build this car. As well as an 3MPS and 6MPS. Ford ST models are about as common as teenage mums in Essex, and the current Fiesta ST isn't exactly a looker. Give it a 1.6 turbo (2.0 turbo for the others) and on-rails handling, you'll have a winner.
Aug 19, 2014 3:58 pm
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Swifty
better for them to care about 6MPS first!
Aug 19, 2014 2:11 pm
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HermanCampbell
Would make sense, the Fiesta ST has done very well for Ford.
Aug 19, 2014 1:26 pm
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