The article states that Mazda2 sales have been underwhelming, and that the car is due for a redesign in 2014. And while it will definitely be redesigned in 2014, the U.S. might not get the latest version according to AN's source. FYI, the Mazda2, which rides on the same chassis as the Ford Fiesta, has been outsold by the Fiesta in the U.S. nearly three-to-one so far in 2012. In 2011, there were 13,952 Mazda2s sold; Ford sold 68,574 Fiesta the same year.
When we reviewed the Mazda2 in 2010 we very much enjoyed it, even calling it the "Miata of subcompacts." And while its reflexes and fuel economy were great, apparently those qualities haven't been enough to move them off of dealer lots en masse.