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The fourth-generation Mazda2 has been officially launched in the Malaysian market. Just like the CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3, the Mazda2 adopts the Kodo design theme along with the full range of Skyactiv technology and will be offered here in sedan and hatchback forms.

Regardless of body types, the B-segment features a 1.5-litre SkyActiv that churns out 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 Nm of torque peaking at 4,000 rpm. The four-cylinder mill is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which then sends the power to the front axle.

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While sharing the same design language, the sedan version measures 260 mm longer and 25 mm taller than its hatch . On top of that, the sedan also hits the scale 9 kg heavier than the hatch. Width and wheelbase remain the same at 1,695 mm and 2,570 mm, respectively. Of course, with extra space at the rear, the sedan variant has a bigger luggage capacity of 410 litres, compared to the hatchback’s 220.

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In terms of equipment, both comes with the same list of offerings. The car is fitted with halogen headlight with manual-leveling switch, daytime running light, front fog lamps, power foldable side mirror with turn indicator as well as 16-inch aluminium wheels wrapped in 185/60 tyres.

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The interior, on the other hand, bears great resemblance with the interior of the Mazda3, save for the circular air-conditioning vents. The cabin gets leather upholstery, including on the steering wheel and shift knob, along with a head-up display, reverse camera, engine push start button, i-Stop idling stop system, Commander Control and paddle shifters.

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As for infotainment, there’s MZD Connect with seven-inch LCD display, AM/FM radio unit with MP3, Bluetooth, handsfree, AUX and USB functions and six speakers. GPS navigation can be ordered optionally.

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Safety-wise, the Mazda2 boasts dual front airbags, front seatbelt warning system, smart keyless system, reverse sensors, alarm system as well as immobiliser. The car is also backed with a lineup of driver assistance system such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), traction control, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution System (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

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The new Mazda2 is available in Soul Red Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Metropolitan Gray and Aluminium Metallic. Both the sedan and hatchback come with the same selling price of RM87,956 on-the-road with insurance.

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