• May 1st 2009 at 10:23AM
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Mazda announced last fall it would be phasing out the current 1.4-liter diesels in the Mazda2 hoods with new 1.6-liter units. Starting in June, the new 1.6-liter will be available in the 2. This is the same powertrain found at the 2's larger sibling, the Mazda3, but this is the 90hp version, which is 22 hp more powerful than the previous unit. Torque is also increased, it goes from 160 Nm at 2,000 rpm to 212 at 1,750, quite an increase. Fuel consumption stays the same at 4.2 l/100 km (56mpg) and CO2 emissions are reduced to 112 g/km, with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) fitted as standard. Prices are bumped up, too, by 1,000 euros. The new Mazda2 starts at €16,250.

[Source: Auto News]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This car better be REALLY fun to drive, because it gets pasted on fuel economy, CO2, size and performance by the Prius. And it's not much cheaper either.
        • 6 Years Ago
        From the same site:" With prices starting at 19,550 euros, the Insight is by far the cheapest hybrid car on the German market. which is almost 6,000 euros lower than the Toyota Prius"

        So the Prius is ~25000 Euros. I would say 8-9000 euros is MUCH cheaper.

        Remember, you have to compare car pricing within countries.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You forgot the obligatory: "....we will not see this model or engine in the US"
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