Introduced in Japan a week ago, the updated Mazda2 will not be geographically restricted to the domestic market.
Mazda was quick to announce that the updated hatchback will go on sale across Europe in early 2020. However, on the Continent, the range of engines is entirely different. The most obvious change is that the turbodiesel Skyactiv-D 1.8 available in Japan, will not reach Europe.
This is not a big surprise since the current version of the Mazda2 in the European spec also offers diesel units. Instead, the European markets will get a naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol Skyactiv-G 1.5, available in two levels of boost.
The standard will be the aggregate capacity of 75 horsepower, offered only with a 6-speed ??the manual transmission, while the more powerful version of the 90 HP will be optionally aggregated with automatic transmission. Both engines will be equipped with a hybrid system the Mazda M in the standard version.
According to information a press-services of the Mazda, a 24-volt system that works on the principle of Mild Hybrid, powered by a compact electric motor and the system energy recovery braking i-Eloop and all this provides a smoother driving experience. The company promises the fuel economy of a comparable full hybrid car.
In addition to differences in the engine range, the European Mazda2 2020 will include all the updates that debuted on the Japanese version, including revised exterior and interior more quiet and comfortable interior, upgraded infotainment system Mazda Connect, which now offers connection Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an improved security package i Above.
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In the latter now includes led headlights and new additional features, such as adaptive head light, help system when driving on the strip (LAS), TSR (recognition of road signs) and chambers of the circular review.
Mazda also promises a more comfortable ride thanks to revised suspension and a more secure and stable handling thanks to the use of the G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus). Unlike the Japanese version, anyway, the European model will offer all-wheel drive as an option and will only with front-wheel drive.
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