2015 Mazda2 to be Launched in Europe
2015 Mazda2 that was unveiled in July is heading for Europe. Mazda's next-gen supermini will debut at an exclusive driving event that gets under way at Mazda Space in Barcelona on 3d of November. In addition, the model will also be the highlight of several national motor shows and other events in autumn and winter. The five-door hatchback combines the complete range of SKYACTIV technology with a stunning KODO – Soul of Motion design. This technology includes Active Driving Display and a human-machine interface.
The car will be powered by a range of four engines, including the SKYACTIV-D 1.5-litre, which delivers 105 hp (77 kW) and maximum torque of 220 Nm (162 lb-ft). This unit need uses only 3.4l per 100km of fuel while the respective emissions are rated at 89g/km.
The second engine option is the petrol SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre that comes in three variants producing between 75 hp (55kW) and 115 hp (85kW). They deliver fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures ranging from 4.5-4.9l/100km and 105-115g/km. Transmission options include the five- and six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmissions as well as a six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic.
The new European supermini will also get the SKYACTIV-Chassis and linear sporty handling. In terms of safety features, Mazda has included in the car a set of i-ACTIVSENSE active safety systems featuring Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).
And although the kerb weight of Mazda2 is just 970kg, the model provides excellent passive safety protection. The reason for this is the innovative architecture of its SKYACTIV-Body, which contains significantly greater quantities of lightweight high and ultra-high strength steels.
2015 Mazda2 is scheduled to go on sale in Europe early next year.
|Engine||SKYACTIV-G 1.5 (75 ps)||SKYACTIV-G 1.5 (90 ps)||SKYACTIV-G 1.5 (115 ps with i-ELOOP)||SKYACTIV-D 1.5|
|Max. power||kW(PS) /rpm||55(75)/6,000||66(90)/6,000||85(115)/6,000||77(105)/4,000|
|Emission rating||Euro 6||Euro 6||Euro 6||Euro 6|
|Overall width (mirror to mirror)||mm||1,983|
|Overall height (without shark fin antenna)||mm||1,495|