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2020 Mazda 2 Receives Mild-Hybrid Technology

The smallest model of the brand after restyling becomes more efficient thanks to a mild-hybrid system.

It inherits its exterior styling from Mazda’s latest models.

Mazda electrifies its model range as planned. Recently the automaker has announced an official premiere of its first electric car. Today we know that the updated Mazda 2 comes with the mild-hybrid powertrain.

The innovative system is applied to all versions with a manual transmission

From now on, both 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engines which power the urban hatchback will be supported by a belt driven starter generator. It adds dynamics during acceleration and reduces fuel consumption.

The base 2020 Mazda 2 has a 75-hp engine, the rest have a more powerful 90- hp one. The CO2 emissions figure of the cars with the manual gearbox is 94 g/km. The WLTP-rated fuel consumption is 5.3 l/100 km (53.4 mpg).

Design is brought closer to Mazda’s latest styling

Exterior changes include a new-designed grille like on the latest Mazda 3, wider wings, new bumpers and updated LED headlights.

The instrument panel trim is changed inside, as well as vents. Seats are more comfortable now. Mazda also uses new damping materials to reduce noise, and adds refinement.

Improved handling

Mazda engineers have made considerable efforts to improve handling, including a revised power steering and a G-Vectoring Control Plus system, that uses brakes to assist in turns.

In addition, the hybrid technology helps at strong engine loads. The Skyactiv-G engine lacks turbocharging, but extra torque is instantly provided by the powerful starter generator.

How much is the new Mazda 2?

In the UK, the base car will cost almost £16,000. The top-end Mazda 2 with an automatic transmission is priced at £19,370.

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