Initially, the model will be available as a five-door hatchback and will feature the latest in Mazda’s technology. This new technology comes in the form of four SKYACTIV engines including the 1.5-litre diesel producing 77kW/220Nm while using 3.4 litres/100km of fuel for CO2 emissions of 89g/km. The petrol-powered models get a new 1.5-litre in three power offerings ranging from 55kW to 85kW with fuel figures ranging from 4.5-4.9 litres/100km. Kerb weight is down to just 970kg.
There are also five and six-speed manual transmissions as well as a six-speed automatic. The SKYACTIV theme carries on through to the chassis which has been tuned to provide a more dynamic drive. Inside there will also be a number of new features such as Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).