2015 Mazda2 hatchback will get new SKYACTIV-D 1.5l diesel engine

Mazda will launch the new Mazda2 / Demio hatchback later this year. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed that it will come with all-new 1.5l diesel engine which is built on their SKYACTIV technology.

2015 Mazda2 hatchback will get new SKYACTIV-D 1.5l diesel engineThe new clean diesel engine for Mazda2 will be compliant to strict emission norms of Euro VI. The four cylinder 1.5l SKYACTIV-D engine will deliver peak power of 105 PS @ 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 250 Nm which will be achieved at as low as 1,500 rpm.

Mazda2 is also known as Demio. The current gen variant was unveiled at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. This is actually the Ford Fiesta underneath, built on a platform which was jointly developed by Mazda and Ford in the late 90s. Now, Mazda will launch the third gen variant and this is based on a new platform, which is completely developed by Mazda from the ground up. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Mazda showcased their new Hazumi Concept. This is the basis of new Mazda2 hatchback.

Mazda Hazumi at 2014 Geneva Motor ShowSpeaking more about the engine, Mazda says that their new 1.5l diesel engine will boast impressive performance, right from the moment you step your foot on the accelerator pedal. The engine is built on the same priciples as the award winning 2.2l diesel SKYACTIV-D which powers the existing Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3.

Transmission options on offer will be in the form of both manual and automatic. Mazda2 automatic variant will feature Mazda’s new six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic while the manual will feature SKYACTIV-MT. Mazda claims both these are highly fuel efficient.