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Virtual Reality brings all new Mazda2 to life at Hendy Mazda

On Monday 26th January, Hendy Mazda in Eastleigh will host an exclusive preview of the all-new Mazda2 supermini, offering customers the chance to enter a virtual reality world to experience the technology-packed new car.

For one evening only, the Leigh Road dealership will host an all-new Mazda2, ahead of its launch date later in spring. The special event forms part of a nationwide preview tour for the new car visiting 113 Mazda dealers across the country. 

From 4pm to 9pm on January 26th, prospective customers have the chance to see the Japanese brand's stylish new supermini for the first time. The exclusive event will use high-tech Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets to bring the cars to life from inside and out.

Using the special headsets, customers will be able to interact with a high-definition 3D version of the Mazda2, personalising the car's colours, trim and interior kit. The futuristic preview echoes the new car's sophisticated range of comfort, convenience and safety technologies that make the car stand out in its class.

"We've been overwhelmed by the early interest in the new Mazda2 and that's just from customers seeing early photographs and videos, so we're sure our preview event will prove very popular," explained Dave Lawson, Sales Manager at Hendy Mazda. "Using the virtual reality Oculus Rift technology will really enhance the experience. Customers will be transported to a virtual environment, where they can explore the details of the Mazda2 in all sorts of specifications - whether its colours, equipment, or finish."

Featuring Mazda's clever fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology, the new supermini boasts a variety of efficient, yet powerful petrol engines with new six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. While a new 1.5 diesel, with a manual gearbox, returns incredible fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 83.1mpg and 89g/km respectively - making the Mazda among the cleanest and most efficient in its class.

Building on the strengths of its current B-segment model as well as its highly successful new-generation model line-up, the 2015 Mazda2 raises the bar in design, performance, handling, equipment, comfort and safety. 

For more information about the Hendy Mazda all-new Mazda2 VIP preview event visit the Leigh Road, Eastleigh showroom or call 023 8027 1271