Pricing and specification for the Mazda2 Hybrid has been announced. Arriving in the UK in May, and available to order now, the Mazda2 Hybrid will be offered across three trim grades: Pure, Agile and Select with prices from £20,300.
Bringing self-charging full hybrid powertrain technology to the Mazda model range for the first time, the Mazda2 Hybrid is a self-charging, full hybrid that combines a 1,490cc 92ps three-cylinder petrol engine with a 59kW electric motor for a total system power of 116ps The latest outcome of the long-standing collaboration between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation, this Toyota Motor Europe OEM supplied model will be added to the Mazda2 European line-up as Mazda’s own brand vehicle.
In the UK, the Mazda2 Hybrid will be sold alongside the 2022 Mazda2, giving customers in the supermini segment the choice of two distinct models, depending on their needs. The seven-model 2022 Mazda2 range is priced from £16,575 to £20,945 all powered by the established 1.5-litre four-cylinder Skyactiv-G petrol engine.
Starting with the Pure grade, the Mazda2 Hybrid is priced from £20,300 with all models powered by the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine and hybrid drivetrain. The £21,150 Agile grade adds 15-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera,8-inch colour touch-screen centre display and smart keyless entry. There’s also the option to add the £980 Comfort Pack which brings styling additions like gloss black bumper mouldings and a gloss black front grille with lower satin chrome surround. It also sees the addition of LED headlights and front fog lights, plus inside, the Comfort Pack adds sports style front seats with black fabric with synthetic leather trim, plus dual-zone climate control.
At the top of the three-model range, the Mazda2 Hybrid Select features an extensive range of additional equipment which includes privacy glass, 16-inch alloys, power-fold mirrors, Qi Wireless smartphone charging and Blind Spot Monitoring with Parking Support Function to name just a few of the extra equipment items included in this grade. Across all model grades the Mazda2 Hybrid is offered with a choice of seven colours.
With a combined power output of 116ps driven via a CVT automatic transmission, Mazda’s new hybrid will accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds and returns a WLTP combined cycle fuel economy of between 70.6 to 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 93-87g/km depending on the specification of 16” or 15” wheels.
At start-up the Mazda2 Hybrid automatically runs in EV mode, offering smooth, seamless and quiet running on electric motor power in urban environments, with zero CO2, NOx and particulate emissions. During normal driving, power allocation is adjusted between the petrol engine and electric motor for optimum performance and the best possible fuel efficiency. During deceleration and under braking, kinetic energy is recovered as electrical energy for storage in the high-performance battery.
Battery power level is constantly managed via an engine-driven generator to remove any need to recharge the system from an external source. Although it is a compact B-segment vehicle, the new Mazda2 Hybrid’s long 2,560 mm wheelbase offers comfortable accommodation for up to four adults, as well as 286 litres of boot space.
The Mazda2 Hybrid is a highly significant car for Mazda in the context of the company’s commitment to fulfil the objectives laid out in ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’, its long-term vision for technological development. Specifically – in line with the Paris Agreement – its aim to reduce corporate average well-to-wheel CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 and, by accelerating the electrification of its fleet, achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.