The new Mazda 2 Hybrid is based on the Toyota Yaris and will be available alongside the current petrol-powered Mazda 2.
It’s the first production Mazda to arrive in the UK, and it’ll go on sale in April as part of a new electrified vehicle partnership between Toyota and Mazda.
Toyota will build and supply it, but it will only be sold as a Mazda model.
It will sit among mild-hybrid variants of Mazda’s 2, 3, CX-30, and CX-5, and will eventually be joined by the brand’s first plug-in hybrids, which are scheduled to arrive in 2023.
The 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine is paired with a single electric motor for a total system output of 114bhp, which is carried over from the Yaris Hybrid.
It will go from 0 to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds and top out at 109 mph.
On the WLTP combined cycle, the new 2 Hybrid may achieve up to 74mpg while emitting between 87g/km and 93g/km of CO2.
It, like the Yaris, starts in EV mode automatically and can be driven for short distances at moderate speeds without using the engine.
It also includes regenerative braking technology.
In Europe, Mazda uses the Yaris as the platform for the 2 Hybrid, but in North America, Toyota has previously marketed the current 2 as the Yaris.
Mazda has yet to specify when the existing – and unrelated – 2 supermini will be phased out of production.