The new Mazda 2 small car will go on sale in the UK and Europe early next year and is scheduled to be produced in Europe. Some 40,000 a year will be built in Spain at the Valencia factory owned by Mazda's parent company Ford. Replacing the Demio, the Mazda 2 is the second of a new generation of cars from the Japanese carmaker and has been targeted at Europe with specific versions which differ from those sold in its home market in terms of colour and trim as well as powertrain and suspension configuration.