Mazda launches new Mazda2, gets 6,500 pre-sale orders

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TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp launched the remodelled Mazda2/Demio subcompact on Thursday, the first model to get its new fuel-saving engines that achieves mileage comparable to hybrids without the use of expensive electric motors. Mazda said it received around 6,500 orders for the car before the start of sales in Japan on Thursday, equivalent to 108 percent of the monthly sales target of 6,000 vehicles. (Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Michael Watson)

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