A new diesel engine will be offered in the next Mazda2. But will the car itself even be sold in the US?
An all-new Mazda2 is just around the corner, and the Japanese automaker is wasting no time building up excitement for its arrival. Based on the Hazumi Concept that debuted at Geneva in March, the next Mazda2 will officially be offered with a new 1.5-liter clean diesel engine. Mazda claims this new engine shares much with the larger 2.2 SkyActiv diesel that powers both the Mazda3 and 6. However, it’s not yet offered in the US. Mazda continues to hint that it’ll bring that diesel stateside at some point.
However, we’re still not even fully sure whether or not the next Mazda2 will even be sold in the US at all. For Europeans anxious about the new 2 and its diesel, Mazda is saying that it’ll be paired to both automatic and manual transmissions along with the fuel-saving i-stop idle-stop and i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration systems. An exact launch date hasn’t been revealed just yet, but Mazda states that a Japan debut will come first. But the big question remains: will the next Mazda2 come to the US?