2022 Mazda2 Hybrid is a rebadged Toyota Yaris

Updated Feb 24, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It boasts a full self-charging hybrid powertrain.

Mazda Motor Corporation, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation, introduced the new 2022 Mazda2 Hybrid. If the new model looks familiar, that’s because it is a rebadged Toyota Yaris. It will be an OEM model supplied by Toyota Motor Europe and will be added to Mazda’s European vehicle lineup.

Mazda2 Hybrid front view

2022 Mazda2 Hybrid

Considering that the new model uses a hybrid powertrain, Mazda is getting closer to its electrification plan called Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030. It is a long-term vision of the Japanese automaker for technological development. Also, the timeline of the plan is in line with the Paris Agreement which will ban internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE) by 2030.

The Mazda2 Hybrid uses a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine with a 59kW electric motor for a total power output of 116 hp. It offers an efficient fuel consumption rating that ranges from 29.9 to 31.6 km/l, a zero to 100 km/h acceleration rating of 9.7 seconds, and CO2 emissions of just 93 to 87 g/km.

Mazda2 Hybrid interior view

A product of Mazda and Toyota's partnership

From a standstill, the vehicle automatically runs in EV mode, providing smooth and quiet acceleration. During normal driving, the gasoline engine and electric motor work together to offer optimum performance and the best fuel efficiency. And once it is decelerating or braking, kinetic energy is stored back in the high-performance battery, making it a full self-charging hybrid powertrain.

Mazda UK will still be offering the non-hybrid Mazda2 version in its lineup. With this, car buyers can get the subcompact hatchback version that better suits their daily mobility needs.

Mazda2 Hybrid trunk

This makes a good daily hatch on paper

As for Mazda Philippines, the company hasn’t released a statement as to whether it will bring in the Mazda2 Hybrid. But if it comes to pass, the new Mazda2 will be joining the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 as the models in the local lineup with a hybrid powertrain. The two said models recently received the M Hybrid Technology after Mazda Philippines revamped its lineup.

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Know more about Mazda 2 Hatchback 2023

Mazda 2 Hatchback

The Mazda2 Hatchback is a 5-seater small hatchback that received a much-needed refreshed look that gave it a more assertive look. it is available in one variant only which is priced at Php 1,195,000. Powering this vehicle is a 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G (gasoline) engine capable of delivering 108 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. A 6-speed SkyActiv-DRIVE automatic transmission is connected to the engine with a Sport Mode.

Dimensions-wise, the Mazda2 Hatchback spans 4,065 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, and 1,524 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. Locally, this Japanese hatchback goes up against the likes of the Honda City Hatchback and Toyota Yaris.

₱ 1,195,000

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