Hot on the heels of the newly launched Mazda2, we’ve received a tip off from a reliable source stating that the diesel variant of the Mazda2 will be making its way here somewhere around May to July 2015.
This Skyactiv-D powerplant is also a 1.5-litre, features variable geometry turbo and low/high pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. The Euro 6 compliant oil burner makes 103 hp at 4,000 rpm and a mighty 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 2,500 rpm. Tasked to drive the front wheels is the same six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission.
During the press conference at the Mazda2 launch, Managing Director of Bermaz Motor, Dato’ Sri Ben Yeoh did not discount the possibility of introducing the Mazda2 Skyactiv-D to the Malaysian market. He added that the diesel variant is only here for market surveying, and hopes that better grade diesels will be made available soon. Several markets have already been receiving the clean diesel 2, such as Thailand, Japan and Europe.
We however have just received news that the Mazda2 diesel variant will be coming to Malaysia, with its SkyActiv-D engine ready to run on our ‘unique’ Euro 2 diesel.
Stick around for our full review as we will be testing out both the Mazda2 1.5L SkyActiv-G and SkyActiv-D real soon!