Autoblog has just reported that Jim O'Sullivan, President and CEO of Mazda NA has announced the Mazda2 (Demio in Japan, and platform-mate of the Ford Fiesta) will be coming to the US this year.
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/17/brea ... o-the-u-s/
I'm glad to see this. The gluttony of the oil companies last year hasn't been forgotten. People are aware that gas prices can go stratospheric at any moment, so small cars are suddenly very attractive. I'm all for it. I've always loved small cars. The smaller size and lighter weight makes them a hoot to drive in their own way.