Sorry fans, there will be no new Mazda 2, Europe to use rebadged Toyota Yaris

Eric · Nov 10, 2020 11:02 AM

Sorry fans, there will be no new Mazda 2, Europe to use rebadged Toyota Yaris 01

First introduced in 2014, the current DJ-generation Mazda 2 is now in its sixth year of its lifecycle, meaning that a replacement model should be coming in the near future.

However, things could change, at least for the European market.

Sorry fans, there will be no new Mazda 2, Europe to use rebadged Toyota Yaris 02

Buried inside Mazda’s 2nd quarter financial report for financial year ending March 2021 is an excerpt that said that Mazda plans to sell an OEM-supplied model based on the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Two times five equals ten so the OEM-supplied model mentioned here has to be the next-generation Mazda 2.

Sorry fans, there will be no new Mazda 2, Europe to use rebadged Toyota Yaris 01

Don’t hold your breath for the next-generation Mazda 2 to be introduced in the ASEAN region though, as this arrangement is likely exclusive for the European market, much like when Suzuki rebadged the Toyota RAV4 as the Suzuki Across and Corolla as the Suzuki Swace.  

This also indirectly means that Mazda has no plans to replace the Mazda 2.

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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