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Mazda2 Hybrid: test drive, features and price of the city car

The Mazda2 Hybrid can easily confirm itself as the queen of hybrids and the new 2024 generation also adds a touch of style and a few more gems from a technological point of view. But how does it fare on the road? Our test drive della Mazda2 Hybrid.

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The modern city requires intelligent, efficient and sustainable mobility. In this context, Mazda took the opportunity to revisit and refine one of its most iconic models, the Mazda2 Hybrid. Launched around two years ago, this compact car has quickly established itself as a cutting-edge option in the automotive landscape, thanks to its combination of hybrid technology and distinctive design.

Renewed and sportier design

The face of Mazda2 Hybrid 2024 it has been the subject of a careful renovation. With a revised bumper and grille design, along with an exclusive rear end conceived in the Mazda European Design Studio, the car presents a sporty and expressive look (and yes, it is a bit reminiscent of the Lancia Ypsilon).

The introduction of the new Glass Blue metallic exterior color adds a touch of freshness and modernity. The interiors have not been neglected either: the infotainment system has been updated with a larger central display, up to 10.5 inches, and integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via wireless connection. In the Homura Plus version of the setups, Mazda2 Hybrid it also introduces the head-up display to make driving even smoother.

Integrated safety systems

Security is a priority for Mazda2 Hybrid 2024, which offers complete standard equipment. Safety features included include pre-collision safety, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control and much more. These features guarantee protected and conscious driving, both in the city and outside.

The Mazda2 Hybrid line-up

With the introduction of five new trim levels, the Mazda2 Hybrid 2024 offers a full range of options to meet customer needs. From the basic Prime Line trim level, which already includes advanced driver assistance systems and an infotainment system with a 9-inch central display, up to the top Homura Plus trim level, which we tested in our test drivewhich offers a 12.3-inch digital dashboard, 10.5-inch multimedia display, head-up display and navigation system, there is an option for all tastes and needs.

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Mazda2 Hybrid: motore e test drive

The Mazda2 Hybrid 2024 It is equipped with intelligent hybrid technology that allows a smooth transition between electric and petrol modes. The 1490 cm³ 92 HP/68 kW three-cylinder petrol engine is combined with a 59 kW electric motor, offering a total system power of 116 HP/85 kW in the basic trim.

This combination guarantees dynamic performance, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 175 km/h. Furthermore, in the WLTP combined cycle, the car offers low consumption, between 3.8 and 4.2 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions between 87 and 97 g/km, depending on the trim level and wheel size .

We tried it Mazda2 Hybrid in a test drive on the roads outside Barcelona, ​​testing the setups both in the city and on extra-urban roads Homura e Homura Plus – among the new arrivals in the Mazda2 range – and the impressions can only be positive. The hybrid handles city streets very well and even at higher speeds handles curves and road imperfections very well.

If you don't count the noise of the engine, which is also heard a little excessively during acceleration, Mazda2 Hybrid it is an extremely valid option, among the best in the category for those looking for a hybrid to use in the city, and beyond.

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How much does the Mazda2 Hybrid cost?

How much does the Mazda2 Hybrid cost? The Prime setup starts from a price of 24,990 euros, to move on to the Center trim level from 26,190 euros and the Exclusive from 27,790 euros. The setups Homura e Homura Pluswhich we tried in ours test drivecost respectively 30.290 euro e 32.690 euro.

For the purchase of one Mazda2 HybridHowever, there are also financial benefits to consider. In addition to the soon-to-be-introduced government incentives for the car's emissions range, Mazda offers an exclusive Extra Bonus that offers a significant advantage on the purchase price. Furthermore, with Mazda Advantage financing, you can take advantage of a preferential rate.

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