Upcoming 2022 Mazda 2: spy shots

Nick Francis

04 Oct 2021

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It looks like the next generation of the Mazda 2 will be based on the Toyota Yaris, and our sneaky snappers have caught a prototype being tested.

> New generation of Mazda 2 spotted testing

> Pictures confirm expectations that it will be based on Toyota Yaris

> Same 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine

> Full reveal expected early 2022 



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2022 Mazda 2: what is it?


The current generation of Mazda’s supermini has been around since 2014 and has been a relatively popular alternative to cars like the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa


What’s interesting about this new generation we can see being tested here is it will effectively be a re-badge Toyota Yaris, as part of a recently announced partnership between the two Japanese brands.


At first glance the car pictured is a Yaris, but if you look carefully you’ll see the Mazda badge poking out from underneath the camouflage.


Adding the small hybrid hatchback to its range will help Mazda meet EU-dictated fleet CO2 emissions targets. 



2022 Mazda 2: what is it powered by?


As with the Yaris, it’s likely to only be available in the UK with Toyota’s 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine. It uses an electric motor and a small battery to boost performance and improve fuel economy.


In the Yaris the total power output is 115hp which makes it good for a relatively relaxed 0-62mph of 9.7-seconds and a top speed of 108mph. The engine is partnered with a CVT gearbox which, while still a little noisy, is much better than it used to be.  


But it’s the economy that makes the self-charging hybrid Yaris such an attractive car to many, which Toyota says can be as high as 68.8mpg, so the new Mazda 2 will appeal to those who want a car with cheap running costs. 


We don’t know yet if the Mazda 2 will be available as an all-wheel drive model, as the Yaris is. And sadly we doubt there will be a hot version based on the GR Yaris.


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2022 Mazda 2: when will it be on sale?


As we can see from these pictures there doesn’t seem to be much left to do to get the new Mazda 2 ready for sale, it’s a re-badged version of a car that is already in showrooms after all, so we expect a full reveal to happen early in 2022.


This means it will be on sale early in the new year. 



2022 Mazda 2: how much will it cost?


Using the Toyota Yaris as a guide we expect the new Mazda 2 will start around the £20,000 mark. That might seem quite pricy for a small car, but you’re paying for the hybrid technology which should save you money over the long run. 


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Nick Francis

04 Oct 2021