Well I'll be darned. After recently posting an article asking why the Mazda2 isn't coming to North America, I have just learned that it is coming to North America. I didn't know Subcompact Culture had so much pull. (Yeah right!)
Apparently, Mazda CEO Jim O'Sullivan cites "changing tastes and attitudes" as to one reason the Mazda2 will come to North America. He apparently has informed dealers the car should go on sale late in 2010 in the U.S. and Canada.
We can expect to see the Mazda2 debut at the LA Auto Show, which runs December 4–13.
What will be interesting to me is whether the highly promoted Fiesta will sell better than the just-announced Mazda2; they both ride on the same chassis. I think both cars look great, and I'm glad that Mazda will be joining in the subcompact market.
Hey Mitsubishi—time to bring the Colt over yet?