Mazda Thailand had previously teased on its website that the 2015 Mazda 2 SkyActiv would be receiving a petrol variant, powered by the 1.3-litre SkyActiv-G engine and this is it, making its appearance at the 2015 Bangkok Motor Show.
Previously, the Mazda 2 was only available in Thailand with a 1.5-litre diesel SkyActiv-D engine for both the sedan and hatchback body styles. For us over in Malaysia, the B-segment car is offered with just the 1.5-litre petrol SkyActiv-G engine.
The 1.3-litre SkyActiv-G power unit outputs 93PS @ 6,000 rpm and 123 Nm torque @ 4,000 rpm and sends its power through the SkyActiv-DRIVE six-speed torque converter automatic and on to the front wheels. Some of the features that are still present on the petrol variant for the Thai market include i-Stop Idling Stop System (auto start/stop), and i-ELOOP (regenerative braking system).
Available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, the list of variants for the 2015 Mazda 2 SkyActiv G 1.3 and its pricing in Thai baht is as follows:
Mazda 2 SkyActiv G 1.3 Hatchback
- Sports Standard – 550,000 baht (RM 61,821)
- Sports High – 610,000 baht (RM 68,526)
- Sports High Plus – 665,000 baht (RM 74,644)
Mazda 2 SkyActiv G 1.3 Sedan
- Sedan Standard – 550,000 baht (RM 61,821)
- Sedan High – 610,000 baht (RM 68,526)
- Sedan High Plus – 665,000 baht (RM 74,644)
Pictured above is the High Plus-spec's interior, which is near identical to our local market Mazda 2 model. The familiar features are here including the MZD infotainment unit with Commander Control knob, auto air-conditioning (single zone), Active Driving Display, aluminium pedals, leather seats with centre-positioned red stripe, leather-wrapped steering wheel with on-wheel controls, and digital speedometer counter.
Which begs the same question again, how much would you like to see a Mazda 2 with a 1.3-litre SkyActiv-G engine being offered here in Malaysia?