Mazda will showcase the North American version of the Mazda2 small car at the upcoming 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The vehicle will be sold in the US and Canada beginning in late 2010.

"Bringing Mazda2 to North America completes the bookends in our line-up," said Jim O'Sullivan, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations.

"With the seven-passenger crossover CX-9 at one end and the sub-compact Mazda2 at the other, Mazda's line-up now spans the most significant product segments in the industry, and is the strongest, best-designed, best-built we have ever offered. Mazda2 will be true to everything that makes our cars stand apart from the competition: it will be stylish, fun-to-drive and a heck of a value. In short, it will be the definition of Zoom-Zoom."

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