Mazda has reintroduced the 113bhp engine. for Mazda 2 as part of a mid-life upgrade for the compact model.
The upgraded version of the 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine will join the existing engine range of 73 and 88 hp units from October 1st. In addition, as part of the update, the car will receive new configurations. So, there will be seven versions available, while the cost of the model starts at £ 16,475.
All models are equipped with satellite navigation, cruise control, Bluetooth and air conditioning as standard, and engines with over 73 hp. equipped with Mazda’s mild hybrid system dubbed e-Skyactiv-G.
More equipped modifications will receive a wireless system of communication with a smartphone Apple CarPlay, while the GT Sport version will for the first time receive a choice of manual or automatic transmission, as well as heated front seats, a color head-up display and a rear-view camera.
New 113 hp engine will only be available on the top GT Sport Tech models starting at £ 20,845. It will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
In the performance of the Mazda 2 GT Sport Tech, the car will boast adaptive LED headlights, a blind spot monitoring system, and parking sensors in a circle.
Mazda says all versions of its 1.5-liter engine are now more efficient, with higher compression ratios and a redesigned exhaust manifold, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.
“The Mazda 2 is now more efficient than ever and with a lot of equipment on all models we have a distinctive and premium competitor in the most popular segment of the UK car market,” said Jeremy Thomson, head of Mazda UK.