Mazda 2 hatchback will receive a soft hybrid system

Mazda 2 hatchback will receive a soft hybrid system

October 1, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Mazda 2 compact hatchback will receive soft hybrid technology as part of the upgrade, which also includes innovative technology and design refinements.

The closest competitor to the Ford Fiesta and Hyundai i20 will retain the 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine, but now it is used with a generator integrated in the starter. The novelty will be offered in two versions: 74 hp for entry-level SE-L models with 89 hp for the complete sets SE-L Nav, Sport Nav and GT Sport Nav.

Mazda offers a range of tweaks to its supermini to improve handling, including a new urethane top mount in the rear shock absorbers, a revised power steering and the introduction of the G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which uses brakes to make cornering easier.

External changes include a revised grille similar to the Mazda 3, a wider fender, a new bumper and updated LED headlights. The interior has changed the dashboard trim, air vents and other elements, and the new-shaped seats are designed to provide greater comfort. The developers claim that using new damping materials and reducing the clearance around the center pillar reduce noise.

For £ 17,310, you can purchase Sport Nav models with a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, a glossy black radiator grille, rear screen glass, chrome exhausts and keyless entry.

The top versions of the GT Sport Nav are equipped with a rearview camera, leather seats, a Tesla-like display, heated front seats and a steering wheel. Such models start at £ 18,110 with manual transmission and £ 19,370 with automatic transmission. The revised Mazda 2 will go on sale in the UK in November.