In mid-October, we unveiled the brand new Mazda2, the rebranded edition of the Toyota Yaris, in spy photos. The model has now officially arrived and will be available across Europe in the spring of 2022.

The replacement is exciting primarily because Mazda has acquired a self-charging hybrid model: the brand has never had one before.

The petrol component of the 116-horsepower powertrain is the well-known 1.5-liter in-line three-cylinder powerplant, which flies the car to 100 km / h in 9.7 seconds from a standstill. The WLTP standard has average CO2 emissions of up to 87 g / km and a standard average consumption of up to 3.8 l / 100 km.

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The Mazda2 Hybrid always starts with its electric motor, with on-the-go system control dividing the work between the petrol and electric motors. The kinetic energy released during deceleration and braking is used to charge the battery.

The dimensions of the car did not change during the brand change, the wheelbase is 256 cm and the boot is 286 liters. Mazda will offer the model in Europe in three trim levels.

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Depending on the market, the current Mazda2 will also remain on offer in Europe with a standard petrol engine.