Mazda has introduced an upgraded version of the Mazda 2 subcompact hatchback to the domestic Japanese market.
Last time Mazda 2 was updated in 2019. Then the car was pulled up to the current corporate style and changed its name: for the first time in the Japanese market, the hatch was Mazda 2 (before that it was called Demio).
With the next upgrade, the Diagonal Vortex Combustion technology (diagonal vortex combustion) is integrated into the 1.5 liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine. It increased the compression ratio from 12: 1 to 14: 1. As a result, fuel consumption decreased by 6.8% (according to the WLTC cycle): from 5.2 liters per 100 km to 4.9 liters. An additional benefit from this is a reduction in the one-time transport tax, which in Japan is paid when registering a car.
It is noteworthy that the output of the unit has not actually changed: the power is still 110 horsepower at 6000 rpm, and the torque has increased from 141 to 142 Nm, while its peak has decreased from 4000 to 3500 rpm.
Specialists reconfigured the ICE control unit, due to which it was possible to sharpen the response to pressing the gas pedal.
In terms of equipment, wireless charging for Qi gadgets and Apple CarPlay have appeared. Added another body color – Platinum Quartz Metallic (light beige).
While hatches will be available for sale with both the old 1.5-liter engine and the new one. The 105-horsepower 1.5-liter turbodiesel also remained in service. All settings are combined with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-range automatic transmission. Drive – front or full.
Sales of the redesigned Mazda 2 in Japan have already begun. Prices range from ¥ 1,459,150 (approximately $ 13,200 at current exchange rates) to ¥ 2,711,500 (approximately $ 24,500 at current exchange rates).
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