Next Mazda 2 to get new 1.5 SkyActiv diesel

Mazda 1.5 litre SkyActiv-D diesel engine
10 Jun, 2014 3:55pm Jordan Bishop

Upcoming fourth-generation Mazda 2 will feature newly-developed 1.5-litre SkyActiv diesel

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. 

Previewed in the Hazumi concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last March, the SkyActiv-D 1.5 offers 104bhp and 250Nm of torque, as well as meeting forthcoming Euro VI emissions regulations.

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.