All-new 2021 Mazda 2: Sept debut, new SkyActiv-X engine, rotary REEV in 2022?

Eric · Feb 4, 2021 09:00 AM

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The Mazda 2 is often regarded as one of the best handling B-segment hatchback money can buy. After nearly seven years of being on sale, a replacement is said to be coming soon.

If reports from Japan are to be believed, the next-gen Mazda 2 could debut as soon as September 2021 – seven months away.

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At least for the Japanese market, the next-gen Mazda 2 will ride on Mazda’s own platform, unlike the European market Mazda 2, which is slated to be a rebadged TNGA-B Toyota Yaris. Yikes.

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Platform aside, Japanese sources also claimed that the next-gen Mazda 2 will get a range of powertrains, including a brand-new three-cylinder SkyActiv-X engine. Other engine choices include two carried-over 1.5-litre engines, one turbodiesel and one petrol.

The Japanese source also went on to say that the next-gen Mazda 2 could be fitted with a range extender electric powertrain with a rotary engine in 2022. As far-fetched as it may sound, Mazda did confirm that the rotary engine will return, albeit functioning as a range extender in the Mazda MX-30.

Also Read: Let's take a look at Mazda’s electrified rotary engine, launching in 2022

Watch this space as the story progresses.

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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