Although the second-generation model, due sometime in 2014, will still be sold overseas, sales for the Mazda2 have failed to take off in the US. The 2 fails to present a worthwhile alternative to the Ford
Fiesta, with which it shares some of its underpinnings, and comes in at just $670 less than the larger, newer Mazda3 in American showrooms. Speaking of which, the next-gen Mazda3 is already due in late 2013 or early 2014. While the current model may not seem that old, it's been on the market for about three years, but by the time the new model arrives, the current one could be ready to go, its smiling cat face making way for new SkyActiv engines.