2021 Mazda 2 Will Come With SKYACTIV-X Tech

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2021 Mazda 2 Will Come With SKYACTIV-X Tech

New Mazda 2 expected to be unveiled by the end of the year.


At one point, the fourth-generation Mazda 2 was all the rage in Malaysia. It was a supermini that offered great driving dynamics, style and good build quality from RM88k.

In 2020 the facelifted version saw a price hike of RM16k for the little Mazda hatchback, and that hike in price pretty much killed the attractiveness of the car as it was just deemed too high of a price for a small Japanese hatchback.

Since then, the car's demand in Malaysia has pretty much dwindled, but maybe the next-generation Mazda 2 will perk things up once again, because it sounds like Mazda are going all techy with the Mazda 2, even going as far as including some Mazda SkyActiv-X tech under the bonnet.

Mazda SkyActivX

According to reputable Japanese automotive portal, Best Car Web, the next Mazda 2 will be powered by Mazda's SkyActiv-X technology, this time in the form of a tiny 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, which promises to be both frugal and fun. 

Reserved for the highest specification Mazda 2, the SKYACTIV-X engine will also supposedly be paired to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which promises to make it one heck of a drivetrain for the Mazda 2. This does sound quite techy and expensive, which is why it has been suggested that a conventional petrol powertrain is planned for the lower variants. 

Mazda 3 Liftback side profile

Design-wise, we expect the Mazda 2 hatchback to borrow some styling cues from the Mazda 3 Hatchback/Liftback, and the same applies to the sedan. If the Mazda 2 Hatchback follows the Mazda 3's style, then perhaps we will see a very stylish super little mini coming out of Mazda in the near future.

It's been touted that a reveal will happen by September 2021 and we can't wait to see what the Hiroshima based company will unveil. 

 

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Adam Aubrey

Adam Aubrey

Content Producer

Wants to live the simple life, especially when it comes to cars and bikes. That's what tech is for he reckons, to make motoring simpler


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