It looks like eager dealers can’t hardly wait to begin taking orders for the all-new 2015 Mazda 2 SkyActiv — a car which we’ve recently test driven in Japan, and have been quite impressed with so far. We spotted these brochures on social media being posted up by various Mazda dealerships, quoting two variants of the all-new Mazda 2, the Sedan and the Hatch, priced atRM85,XXX and RM87,XXX estimated respectively, without insurance.
But wait a minute… a Sedan?
Strangely, the brochure indicates that a Mazda 2 Sedan variant is opened for bookings as well, something we’ve yet to see anywhere in the world – it’s all been about the Mazda 2 Hatch up to this point, as you’ll note from our previous posts, here and here.
So, are dealers jumping the gun? Or are these actual brochures by Bermaz, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles here?
A quick look at the spec sheet, and it’s easy to see a few other strange items. For starters, a Heads Up Display (HUD) is mentioned, along with paddle shifters. These would be great additions to the Mazda 2, but it’s quite hard to believe that a Malaysian-market one could feature them – according to our last discussions with Bermaz reps. Achieving the right pricing for the Mazda 2 is also crucial, with the process proving to be a little bit of a challenge for those involved right now. (read more here: Mazda 2: Bermaz Targets RM90,000 Price Tag)
The powertrain department seems a bit more like it, with a 1.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine featured, making 114hp and 148Nm of torque when paired to a six-speed torque converter automatic SkyActiv-Drive transmission with paddle shifters – 120PS and 150Nm of torque was what we were quoted during our Japan test.
Look a little bit closer, and you’ll note a disclaimer just above this line, reading that all these are just tentative information for the moment, bringing more reason to believe that they’re a bit too far from reality for you or anyone to take too seriously just yet. We cannot confirm their validity until we hear it from Bermaz themselves – give us some time to get back to you on this.
You can read more about the all-new Mazda 2 SkyActiv here: