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New Mazda2 Hybrid arrives with Toyota Yaris underpinnings

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Mazda has bolstered its line-up with the introduction of a new 2 Hybrid.

If the new Mazda2 looks familiar, it might be because it shares much of its design with Toyota’s Yaris. This new model is a product of a collaboration between Mazda and Toyota and will be sold alongside the regular – and recently updated – 2.

The 2 Hybrid will be built and supplied by Toyota, but then sold with the rest of Mazda’s range of cars.

Mazda2 Hybrid
The interior features a high level of equipment

Set to arrive in the UK during spring 2022, the Mazda2 utilises a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine which is then combined with a 59kW electric motor. It’s a so-called ‘self-charging’ hybrid too, so doesn’t need to be plugged into the mains in order to be charged.

It’ll manage the 0-60mph sprint in 9.5 seconds and return up to 74.3mpg, while CO2 emissions sit at 93-87g/km depending on wheel size.

Despite being relatively compact, the Mazda2 offers space for four adults and 286 litres of boot space. Three specifications – Pure, Agile and Select – will accompany the new hybrid, with details surrounding these announced closer to the car’s on-sale date.

The new 2 Hybrid arrives as the first full hybrid in Mazda’s range, prior to electrified versions of other cars in the firm’s line-up arriving shortly. It does, however, sit alongside the full electric MX-30 and mild-hybrid-equipped Mazda3, regular Mazda2 and CX-30.

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