Canadian fans of Mazda’s smallest offering, the Mazda2 hatchback are going to have to wait a bit longer before getting their hands on the next generation 2. The Mazda2 was originally slated to be released in the Summer of this year, but has been pushed back to 2016 according to a press release sent out this afternoon.
The reasoning behind the decision is that Mazda Canada prefers to focus on the launches of the next-gen MX-5 and the CX-3 crossover.
Mazda Canada press release
RICHMOND HILL, ON (March 5, 2015) – The launch of the all-new 2016 Mazda2 in Canada has been delayed from its previously announced late-summer 2015 timing. The new launch timing is now 2016.
Mazda Canada decided to postpone the launch of the Mazda2 in Canada in order to focus on the launches of the all-new 2016 CX-3 and all-new 2016 MX-5.
Further information on the program, including detailed launch timing for Canada, will be available at a later date, closer to launch.