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Fifty-five journalists were invited to Sentul International Circuit on 10 December 2014 to put the All New Mazda2 to the test in All New Mazda2: Beyond Excitement. Other than journalists, car enthusiasts from various communities were given the opportunity to drive the cars in the circuit and paddock area.<\/p>\r\n

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There were three specific areas where All New Mazda2 will be shown in full potential; Thrill Track, where the cars will be brought to speed; Citydrive Ground, where it gives a city-driving experience; and Unexpected Ride, that showcases how the cars can handle extreme conditions.<\/p>\r\n

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But before the participants were to get their hands on the cars, they were given brief introductions about the All New Mazda2 and driving instructions at the Driveducation Room. Here, Mr. Keizo Okue, President Director of PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia, welcomed the participants and talked about how Mazda has always strived to ignite and maintain the spirit of \"Be Alive\", by continuously offering a lively and fun driving experience to drivers around the world. It is hoped that the excellent features in Mazda's sixth generation incorporated in the All New Mazda2 can be explored and fully experienced by the participants.<\/p>\r\n

Driveducation Room<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

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Mr. Bonar Pakpahan, Product Planning Expert of PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia, led the session and explained the technology and features in All New Mazda2 and how they worked. This session is intended to have the participants have a further understanding of the car.<\/p>\r\n

Participants were given a comprehensive look into the excellent features in All New Mazda2. Starting with the changes that can be found in the design up to Mazda's Proactive Safety Philosophy  ?  making the All New Mazda2 an ideal car and the best in its class.<\/p>\r\n

Thrill Track<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

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In this area, participants had a chance to tune into their inner racer with All New Mazda2. Participants who had the knack of speeding had the time of their lives as they sped through chicanes in the circuit. The combination of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO - Soul of Motion, enabled participants to drive around the circuit in high confidence, yet feel safe and comfortable at the same time.<\/p>\r\n

Citydrive Ground<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

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The All New Mazda2 is the ideal compact hatchback for people who live in the city, but it doesn't mean it was built for a mediocre driving experience. Here, at the Citydrive Ground, participants got the chance to experience every possible terrain that would be met in the city and maximize the SKYACTIV Technology, i-ACTIVSENSE, i-STOP and SKYACTIV-CHASSIS. Participants drove through bumpy and zig zag roads, wet grounds, and felt how comfortable the car is when driving in a city where street congestion is a daily feat. Mazda showed why, and how, the All New Mazda2 is not just your average compact hatchback.<\/p>\r\n

Jinbai-ittai, a Japanese equestrian technique adopted by Mazda, was the basis of designing the All New Mazda2. Giving a sense of unity between the driver and the car, it gives the driver confidence to conquer the complex terrains in found in the city.  <\/p>\r\n

Unexpected Drive<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

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This was by probably a favorite amongst participants who happen to be adrenaline junkies  ?  the slalom experience. There were moments where participants would go for a second round despite having been afraid on the first ride.<\/p>\r\n

This particular area was an excellent proving point that All New Mazda2 has what it takes to be driven in extreme measures; it showed how the car could remain safe and stable.<\/p>\r\n

All New Mazda2, Beyond Excitement was a fun-filled day that managed to satisfy people's curiosities. Expectations of the car were met, which were evident in participant's faces and testimonies.<\/p>\r\n

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We managed to talk Mr. Keizo Okue about the general public reception on the arrival of All New Mazda2 in Indonesia; and Touring Racer, Jimmy Lukita, who was the responsible for providing a thrilling ride on the circuit.<\/p>\r\n

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