The next Mazda 2 will come with an all-new 1.5-litre clean diesel engine featuring the Japanese manufacturer’s next-generation SkyActiv technology.
Although official fuel efficiency figures have not yet been revealed, Mazda claims emissions will be less than 90g/km of CO2, in keeping with the brand’s ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom’ plan to deliver environmentally-friendly performance.
Helping the 1.5-litre SkyActiv diesel achieve this in the Mazda 2 is stop-start technology, an i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system and a choice of SkyActiv manual or automatic tranmission.
The engine itself also benefits from innovations originally fitted to the larger SkyActiv-D 2.2 available in Mazda’s CX-5 crossover, Mazda3 and Mazda6. This includes insulation tech, a revised cooling system, and reduced mechanical resistance.
If this doesn’t appeal, the fourth-generation Mazda 2 will also be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine.