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.
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.
Speaking 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.
NEXT-GENERATION MAZDA2 TO FEATURE NEW CLEAN DIESEL
- Company announces ultra-efficient SKYACTIV-D 1.5 for next-generation supermini
- Small-displacement unit to offer ideal blend of performance and fuel economy
Hiroshima / Leverkusen, 11 June 2014. Mazda confirms its all-new Mazda2 will debut with the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a brand-new 1.5-litre clean diesel engine, when the convention-challenging carmaker introduces its next-generation B-segment model, which will be initially launched in Japan.
First unveiled in March at the Geneva International Motor Show alongside the Mazda Hazumi concept (the basis for the all-new Mazda2), the SKYACTIV-D 1.5 shares much with its award-winning sibling: The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel available for the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3. The SKYACTIV-D 1.5 was developed in the pursuit of ideal combustion despite a very low compression ratio. As a result, the engine boasts outstanding dynamic performance from standstill to its unusually high redline..
New innovations for the small-displacement newcomer to the SKYACTIV range include an expanded homogenous lean burn range, even less mechanical resistance, and new insulation technology to counter the increased cooling loss associated with a smaller engine. So it’s exceptionally efficient and clean, delivering top-class fuel economy and emissions, and will comply with Euro 6 without needing pricey exhaust aftertreatment.
In addition to the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, the all-new Mazda2 will come equipped with the full line-up of SKYACTIV Technology, including the highly efficient six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic and SKYACTIV-MT manual transmissions. It will also have the carmaker’s fuel-saving i-stop idle-stop and i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration systems. Mazda expects its new clean diesel-powered supermini to achieve the best fuel economy of any combustion-engine powered vehicle available in Japan*. The SKYACTIV-D 1.5 should be popular in Europe, too. The company believes the next Mazda2 will follow in the tracks of existing SKYACTIV-based Mazdas, among other things in terms of outstanding real-world fuel consumption and Mazda’s characteristic driving fun.
* According to Japan’s strict JC08 test cycle, excluding hybrids and microcars
SKYACTIV-D 1.5: What’s new
- Combustion mode transition control technology and high dispersion solenoid injectors to suppress cooling losses
- High- and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation used to extend the homogeneous lean burn range, improving fuel economy and the sense of performance
- Cooling water control valves and water jacket spacers to improve combustion efficiency while reducing mechanical resistance
- Variable geometry turbocharger with rotation sensor to deliver plentiful boost pressure throughout the engine’s rpm range
- Intercooler integrated into the intake manifold to improve acceleration response and turbocharger efficiency
|SKYACTIV-D 1.5: Key specifications (Mazda in-house measurements) Engine type||In-line four-cylinder DOHC 16 valve direct-injection diesel|
|Bore x stroke||76.0mm x 82.5mm|
|Maximum power output (net)||77kW / 105PS at 4,000rpm|
|Maximum torque (net)||250Nm at 1,500-2,500rpm|
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