Get the best deal!
 

Brand New Mazda 2

Name required
Last Name should be a hidden field. Please delete if you are a real person.
Valid Phone required
Valid Email required
Valid Postcode required
Thank you for your enquiry.
One of our accredited supply network will be in touch in the next 24 hours.
 
Or Call 1300 438 639
To get a great deal from our national accredited supply network.
 
Mike Stevens | Mar 30, 2010

FOLLOWING REPORTS published in December, Mazda has today announced that it will licence Toyota's Hybrid Drive technology. Japanese-market sales of its first hybrid model will begin in 2013.

Mazda plans to combine Toyota's hybrid technology with its upcoming Sky-G petrol engine, with an overall aim of increasing the company's average fuel economy 30 percent by 2015 - compared to its 2008 levels.

Neither company has offered specific details on how Mazda will integrate the Hybrid Drive system with the Sky-G engine, or whether the deal will include the supply of transmissions and battery packs.

Mazda's initial unveiling of the Sky-G and Sky-D engines in October last year was accompanied by the decision to skip hybrid technology, focusing purely on ultra-efficient petrol and diesel engines.

While Mazda has clearly changed its tack, it remains to be seen how big a role hybrid models will play in Mazda's future line-up. A report in Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun last year claimed Mazda is aiming to sell tens of thousands of hybrids, with a hybrid Mazda3 among the first models to use the technology.

Mazda says the new Sky-G direct injection petrol engine offers significantly improved fuel economy - 15 percent greater than the carmaker’s current 2.0 litre engine - thanks largely to enhanced thermal efficiency.

Get the best deal on this car!
Get a great deal from our national accredited supply network. Fill in the form or call 1300 438 639
 
Name required
Last Name should be a hidden field. Please delete if you are a real person.
Valid Phone required
Valid Postcode required
Valid Email required
Thank you for your enquiry.
One of our accredited supply network will be in touch in the next 24 hours.
 
Follow Mike Stevens on Google+