The zoom-zoom brand continues to tease U.S. customers with its newest subcompact, introducing the 2016 Mazda Mazda2 sedan recently at the Thailand International Motor Show. Now, as is the case with the car's globally available all-wheel-drive setup and diesel engine, the sedan body style has yet to be confirmed for this country. However, it would provide an important benefit for shoppers, as many of the segment rivals for the 2016 Mazda Mazda2 already sell both body styles. (See the Nissan Versa, Chevy Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent, for example.)
But what has been confirmed for the U.S.-spec 2016 Mazda Mazda2 is that the car will showcase SKYACTIV technologies and "Soul of Motion" design cues, as well as top connectivity and safety features, while bringing with it a strong track record of international success. Consider: The Demio—as it’s known in Japan—earned that country's Car of the Year honor upon its introduction, and now, just ahead of its European debut, it has captured a Golden Steering Wheel in Germany. Presented jointly by the Bild am Sonntag newspaper (boasting the largest Sunday circulation in Germany) and Auto Bild, billed as "the world's largest car magazine," the Golden Steering Wheel is one of the most coveted automotive recognitions in Europe.