The hotly anticipated, all-new Mazda2 hatch and sedan had their order books opened last October and were priced at RM85k and RM87k respectively. Just today, we were tipped of what appears to be the Mazda2’s official price from a reliable source. It’s good that the prices didn’t veer off the ballpark figure, so kudos to Bermaz Motor for that.
The fully imported, high-spec unit from Japan is priced at RM85,470 without insurance, although we haven’t yet found out how much more you will have to fork out for the sedan variant (RM87,470 seems probable). Everything on paper here seems to match Mazda’s previous brochure on the Mazda2, so the kit list is pretty much spot on and laden with tech, unlike the Mazda2 sold in Thailand.
Under the hood beats Mazda’s 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine that makes 114 hp and 148 Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic Skyactiv-Drive transmission. It sits on 16-inch wheels wrapped with 185/60R16 profiled tyres, and comes equipped with leather seats, reverse camera, LED daytime running lights with projector headlamps, keyless entry with push-start system, paddle shifters and auto air conditioning.
Other in-car features include the 7-inch LCD display with Mazda Connect, audio system with six speakers, power folding side mirrors with integrated signal indicators as well as a head up display (HUD) – a first in its segment. Should you find the need for a navigation system, it will cost you an additional RM1,200.
The all-new Mazda2 will be launched here on 22 January – that’s a little less than two weeks to go before we get to see the 2014 Japan Car of the Year and Golden Steering Wheel winner. [divider]
Mazda 2 Hatch (Japan high-spec)
Mazda 2 Sedan (Thai spec)