In January 2023, Mazda will launch a second facelift version for the Mazda2 – its smallest car line in several markets. The current generation of the Mazda2 is the third generation launched since 2014, which means the car has been on the market for almost a decade. The above facelift is expected to maintain the competitiveness of the smallest car in Mazda’s lineup for a few more years.
Even with the second facelift, this nameplate has clearly shown signs of age compared to its younger and more modern rivals. However, it looks like a new generation of this name is finally ready to hit the ground running.
According to Japan’s Response newspaper, the fourth generation of the Mazda2 promises to bring the name line back into the limelight. The car is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2024. The above timeline is quite early as the car is slated to be upgraded as early as 2023.
The comeback promises sweeping changes to the car design, using Mazda’s sportier and more elegant design language in recent times.
In addition, the lowest car in the Mazda lineup will be updated with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system – which is out of date on the current version as well.
The transmission segment of the new Mazda2 is also promised to be significantly upgraded. Some options such as 1.5L 4-cylinder gasoline 89 horsepower/151Nm or 1.5L oil 104 horsepower/250Nm may be retained.
However, the main highlights will be 2 new variants including the new 1.5L 3-cylinder Skyactiv-X line that promises significant fuel economy and a rechargeable hybrid version using the rotating engine to complement the transmission motor. Main move.
If indeed the Mazda2 will welcome the new generation in the third quarter of 2024, more details about the car may be revealed early in the year.