Mazda just lately launched an up to date model of its 2, and now the Mazda 2 Hybrid is getting a refresh.
Regardless of the same title, these are two utterly different-looking autos: the two is all Mazda, whereas the two Hybrid is a frivolously restyled Toyota Yaris for Europe. Confusingly, the 2 autos are bought alongside one another.
For 2024, the Mazda 2 Hybrid will get a brand new face with a “true to Mazda” bumper and grille design, together with a frivolously restyled rear headlined by a body-colour tailgate garnish.
Whereas a lot of its sheetmetal remains to be shared with the Yaris, the front-end styling specifically arguably aligns it extra carefully with Mazda’s homegrown merchandise than earlier than.
The up to date mannequin additionally positive aspects a brand new Glass Blue exterior end.
With Mazda and Toyota having entered a long-term partnership in 2015, the previous has been capable of get its palms on the latter’s hybrid expertise. Toyota can be lending its hybrid tech to be used within the CX-50 crossover in China.
The one powertrain stays a 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid, consisting of a 68kW/120Nm Atkinson cycle petrol engine mated with a 59kW/141Nm electrical motor for a complete system output of 85kW. No mixed torque determine is out there.
A 177.6 V lithium-ion battery is located below the rear seats.
It makes use of a claimed 3.8L-4.3L/100km on the WLTP mixed cycle, and boasts a 0-100km/h time of 9.7 seconds.
The lineup contains Prime-line, Centre-line, Unique-line, Homura and Homura Plus trim ranges, with the latter providing a ten.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10-inch color head-up show, and a panoramic roof.
Lesser fashions make do with a 9.0-inch touchscreen.
Unusually, Mazda has additionally been on the opposite finish of a model-sharing settlement involving the two nameplate.
The present-generation Mazda 2 was rebadged to be used by Toyota within the North American market, varyingly often known as the Scion iA, Toyota Yaris iA and Toyota Yaris, and receiving a daring new front-end design however little in the way in which of different modifications.