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Well, well, look what we’ve spotted at the 2015 Bangkok Motor Expo in Thailand. It’s a Mazda 2 hatchback wearing headlamps with daytime running lights, both in LED tech. The Mazda 2 is produced at the AutoAlliance (AAT) Plant, in Thailand alongside the Mazda CX-3.

A result of the Thailand’s Eco Car programme Phase 2, excise tax of the Mazda 2 has fallen from 17% to 14%, which is another one of the main highlight of this four-door hatch. Therefore, due to lower prices, it’s perhaps the reason why LED headlamps are appearing on the Thai-specced Mazda 2 for the very first time.

As the Mazda 2 falls under the programme – it produces CO2 emissions below 100 grams per km, and will perhaps return fuel consumption figures of under 4.3 litres per 100 km – both are requirements for it to become eligible for the programme.

In relation to that, the Mazda 2 hatch here comes with an option of a 1.5 litre SkyActiv-D engine with 105 PS and 250 Nm of torque or a 1.3 litre SkyActiv-G with 93 PS and 123 Nm of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed SkyActive-Drive automatic transmission with manual mode.

Furthermore, the hatchback is set to receive signature Mazda technologies such as the i-Eloop regenerative braking technology and i-Stop (automatic engine start/stop function), as well. Aside from that, it will also get “European-standard safety technology.”