Angry or not, the new Mazda2 is expected to ride on an all-new Skyactic platform, one it will share with a future CX-3 crossover. The list of benefits brought by this is headed by a larger interior space, an issue with the current model.
As for the engine range, this won’t necessarily be one of the car’s strong points. Considering Mazda’s Skyactive range of powerplants, the only ones that seem suitable are the naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter petrol (the base unit on the Mazda3) and an all-new 1.5-liter diesel.
The new Mazda2 should arrive as a 2015 model, since Mazda has recently opened a plat in Mexico, which is set to debut the vehicle’s production by the end of the current year.