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Lo and behold, here’s the 2015 Mazda 2 hatchback in Malaysia, pictured here before it’s launched by readers Hakimin Zahid, Cliff and Kas Gan. It looks like the new B-segment hatch is already on its way to showrooms.

That, paired with the fact that Malaysian brochures and even the official price lists have been circulated on the Net, means that its launch is imminent.

At this point, there’s little that we don’t know of the upcoming Ford Fiesta-fighter. It’ll be priced at RM85,470 (OTR without insurance) – the same with the sedan variant – and come with very decent specs, including keyless entry, auto air-con, leather upholstery, MZD Connect infotainment system with six speakers, and even a head-up display.

These new pictures confirm the standard two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels and the reflector-type headlamps (instead of the fancier projector unit with LED daytime running lights). The sedan version should get the same wheels and headlights too.

Common to both variants will be a 1.5 litre SkyActiv-G direct-injected petrol engine with 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 Nm at 4,000 rpm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Airbag count won’t go past two, though thankfully, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) will be offered as standard.

It won’t be long till the official launch now, but want to know if it’s worth waiting for? Read our first impressions of the 2015 Mazda 2 hatchback to find out.


Mazda 2 Hatch at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show
Mazda 2 Sedan world debut at the 2014 Thai Motor Expo

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