Let’s face it. If you’re buying a Mazda2, it’s not for the space. Happily, Mazda has instead focused its attention on the 2015 Mazda2’s style – we’re ok with losing a few millimeters in the name of style.

In case you’re concerned, here’s what the Mazda2 has been rumored to lose in order to gain some serious improvement in design: 20 mm in front head room, 5 mm in leg room, 15 mm in rear head room, 30 mm in shoulder room, and 4 mm in rear leg room. Folks, this is nothing to write home about.

What you will want to shout from the rooftop is how much the Mazda2 has gained in exchange for those millimeters. Gone are the days of owning a small economy hatchback being a sign that you just can’t afford better. Today, affordable hatchbacks offer unprecedented style and athletic appeal. The Mazda2 is arguably the most appealing little hatchback on the market.

According to carscoops.com, the new Mazda2 gets a downsized version of the SkyActiv platform used on larger Mazdas along with three new engines (no word yet which of them will make it to the U.S. market). The outside design is sleek, athletic, and aerodynamic, while the interior is clean and handsome in a minimalist way.

Production is already underway in Japan, and will officially debut in Paris in October. You will find the all-new Mazda2 at Parks Mazda later this year!