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Mazda 2 hybrid: ready for a new experience?

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Discover the first full hybrid city car from the Japanese car manufacturer and its Mazda range. With the Mazda 2 hybrid, as compact as it is elegant, you will reach new heights in terms of durability.

Design of the Mazda 2 hybrid city car (2022)

Mazda decided to take advantage of its alliance with Toyota, that’s why the new Mazda 2 hybrid looks just like the restyled Toyota Yaris hybrid in 2020.

Exterior

Agile, elegant and playful, the Mazda2 Hybrid features a bold exterior design that reinforces the impression of vitality and expressive lines.

The silhouette brings an athletic edge and the multi-spoke alloy wheels add a modern edge to the car. Mazda 2 Hybrid has one of the tightest turning circles in its class, and is equally enjoyable to drive in the city and on open roads.

The Mazda 2 Hybrid features a large front grille that gives it a more confident look. The latter features stretched LED headlights, which attract attention, day and night. Rest assured, you can drive safely!

With 7 body colors: Lunar white, Nothern white pearl, Stormy silver, Lead grey, Opera black, Formal red, Monument bronze. You can personalize the Mazda 2 hybrid the way you want.

Interior

On board, you will discover a stylish and functional interior that meets your needs. Indeed, no detail has been poorly thought out. The opening and closing of the doors is hands-free, and the interior mirror is photo-chromatic.

You also benefit from an adjustable speed limiter and a light and rain sensor. So, a feeling of well-being and confidence is felt on board.

The 8-inch color touchscreen in the center of the dashboard, along with the multi-control interface, ensures a fully synchronized environment.

With the MZD Connect infotainment system, you have the ability to connect your smartphone via Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™. This way, access some of your apps right on the screen, and listen to your favorite music or internet radio stations.

For added safety, the full-color Head-Up Display (HUD) projects important information, such as vehicle speed, safety system alerts, route information and multimedia data, on the bottom of the windshield, directly into the driver’s field of view.

To enhance on-board comfort, but also to add a touch of style and exclusivity, the upholstery is in black printed fabric. Soft to the touch, the seats provide a warm atmosphere and optimize the driving experience.

Trunk dimensions and volume

Again, the dimensions are similar to the Toyota model. The Mazda2 hybrid has a length of 3.94 meters, a width of 1.74 meters, and a height of 1.50 meters.

The wheelbase remains correct, with 2.56 meters. Regarding the trunk space, the city car offers in 5-seat configuration, 286 liters of cargo, and up to 935 liters in 2-seat configuration.

Motorization and performance

For the time being, the Mazda 2 offers only one engine unlike the Yaris. Nevertheless, it is the same block. Indeed, we find a 3-cylinder 1.5 gasoline engine of 93 hp (68 kW) associated with an electric motor of 59 kW.

Together, they provide a maximum power of 116 hp. The 100% electric mode is distinguished by its silent operation and total absence of emissions.

In terms of performance, Mazda claims a top speed of 175 km/h, and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 9.7 seconds.

The battery

The Mazda 2 Hybrid has a lithium-ion battery that provides the flexibility to drive in full electric mode. Indeed, it is essential to reduce polluting emissions, whether in a residential area, a parking lot or any other place.

The good thing about this self-recharging system is that the battery recharges itself. To do this, the kinetic energy recovered during braking and deceleration is transformed into electrical energy, to be stored in the battery.

Consumption and CO2 emissions

The Mazda2 hybrid meets the rules of the European CAFE regulation, with a fuel consumption of between 3.8 and 4.0 l/100 km, and CO2 emissions of 87 to 92 g/km, depending on the trim level chosen. The low fuel consumption of this vehicle has been one of Mazda’s selling points in recent years.

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New Mazda 2 Hybrid: The Finishes

The Mazda 2 Hybrid has three different trims called Pure, Agile, and Select.

Pure

Main standard equipment

Steel wheels with 15″ wheel covers
Black cloth upholstery
7″ color display
Hands-free door opening/closing
Bluetooth® system with steering wheel controls
Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™
Heated outside mirrors
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Pack Plus

Black printed fabric upholstery
Heated front seats
Heated leather steering wheel
Leather shift knob
Power windows front and rear with impulse control

Agile

Main features in addition to the Pure finish

15″ alloy wheels
8″ color screen
Halogen fog lights
Leather gear shift knob
Black cloth upholstery with print
Start button
Heated front seats
Rear view camera
6 speakers
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Comfort pack

Fabric and leatherette upholstery
LED front fog lights
LED headlights
Dual-zone automatic climate control

Pack Safety

Photochromatic interior mirror
Blind spot monitoring system
Front and rear parking assistance
Intelligent Brake Assist in forward and reverse

Select

Main equipment in addition to the Agile finish

16″ alloy wheels
LED interior lighting
Digital speedometer
Projected head-up display
Front and rear parking assistance
Intelligent braking assistance in forward and reverse
Tinted rear windows
Induction Charger
Dual-zone automatic climate control
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Panoramic Pack

Panoramic roof
Driver and passenger vanity mirror without light

Mazda 2 Hybrid: Pricing

The Mazda2 hybrid is available for sale since Spring 2022, starting at €22,500 for the version with standard equipment, and from €27,500 for the top-of-the-range Select trim. Its main competitors are the Renault Clio and the electric Peugeot 208.

FinishesPrice
Mazda 2 Hybrid Pure22 500 €
Mazda 2 Hybrid Agile24 600 €
Mazda 2 Hybrid Select27 500 €

Our opinion

As you can see, the qualities we know from the Yaris are reflected in this Mazda 2 hybrid. Nevertheless, the latter would have deserved a different design. Of course, the prices are slightly lower than the Toyota, but the resale is more difficult than a Yaris. So, should we opt for the Hiroshima city car?

To help you make the right choice, our OnMyBike team regularly offers articles on electric and hybrid cars

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