Mazda 2 R Spec IIMS 1

The launch of the new 2015 Mazda 2 looks to be nigh – the latest ad on our sister classifieds site lists deliveries to start between end-January and early-March, so the local introduction should be held at an earlier date. The copy estimates a price of between RM85k-RM88k, right in the ballpark of the indicative pricing teased by Bermaz in October – RM85k for the sedan and RM87k for the hatchback.

Specifications and equipment for the Thai-assembled fourth-gen DJ listed in the ad pretty much mirror the tentative spec sheet – power comes from a 1.5 litre SkyActiv-G petrol four-pot with direct injection and a 14.0:1 compression ratio, producing 115 hp and 148 Nm. Channeling the power to the front wheels is a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission.

Kit count appears to be high for the B-segment, with keyless entry, push-button start, Mazda’s MZD Connect infotainment system complete with a seven-inch LCD touchscreen, paddle shifters, a reverse camera, leather seats, automatic air-conditioning, i-stop automatic start-stop system and even a head-up display. The only area it seems to fall slightly short is in safety – just two airbags, although stability control is fitted.

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According to the ad, the new 2 will come in four colours – Soul Red, Meteor Grey, Aluminium and White. A three-year/100,000 km warranty and a three-year/60,000 km free service package is said to be offered, just like other Mazda models sold here.

We’ve of course driven the 2015 Mazda 2 before, and you can read our impressions here. You can also check out our coverage of the Indonesian-market version, as well as the world premiere of the sedan at the Thai Motor Expo last November.

GALLERY – Mazda 2 at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS)