2022 will see Mazda introduce the Mazda2 Hybrid, a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris. It will be sold alongside the current Mazda2, which is manufactured by Mazda.
The new Mazda2 Hybrid will be available in Europe beginning in spring 2022, bringing self-charging full hybrid powertrain technology to the Mazda model lineup for the first time. The Mazda2 Hybrid is a self-charging full hybrid with a 1,490cc 93hp three-cylinder petrol engine and a 59kW electric motor for a total system power of 116hp.
The Mazda2 Hybrid enters EV mode at startup, providing smooth, seamless, and quiet operation on electric motor power in urban environments, with zero CO2, NOx, or particulate emissions. During normal driving, power is allocated between the petrol engine and the electric motor to achieve the best possible performance and fuel efficiency. Kinetic energy is recovered as electrical energy during deceleration and braking and stored in the high-performance battery.
The battery power level is constantly managed by an engine-driven generator, eliminating the need for the system to be recharged from an external source. Despite being a compact B-segment vehicle, the new Mazda2 Hybrid's long 2,560 mm wheelbase provides comfortable seating for up to four adults and 286 litres of boot space. It is available in three grades throughout Europe – Mazda2 Hybrid Pure, Mazda2 Hybrid Agile, and Mazda2 Hybrid Select – and has a maximum five-star Euro-NCAP crashworthiness rating.
The new Mazda2 Hybrid is the latest result of Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation's long-standing collaboration. It will be an OEM model supplied by Toyota Motor Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, and will be added to the Mazda2 European line-up as Mazda’s own brand vehicle.
In the United Kingdom, the Mazda2 Hybrid will be sold alongside the recently launched 2022 Mazda2, giving customers in the supermini segment a choice between two distinct models based on their needs.
The Mazda2 Hybrid is a significant vehicle for Mazda in terms of the company's commitment to meeting the goals outlined in 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030,' its long-term vision for technological development. In particular, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, it aims to cut corporate average well-to-wheel CO2 emissions by half by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by accelerating fleet electrification.
It joins the battery-electric Mazda MX-30 and the mild hybrid system-equipped Mazda M Hybrid 2022 Mazda3, 2022 Mazda2*, and 2022 Mazda CX-30 in Mazda's electrified lineup.
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