You’re looking at the next Toyota Yaris. Seriously. Under the terms of a deal struck with Toyota, Mazda’s all-new Mexican assembly plant will build the next Mazda2 and the Toyota Yaris on a single, Mazda-derived platform.
What you see here is the Hazumi concept, which previews the new 2. This concept features a 1.5L Skyactiv diesel engine with stop-start and Mazda’s i-Eloop regen braking system. While power figures weren’t released, the Hazumi squeaks in below to 100 grams of CO2 per kilometer benchmark. Like all Skyactiv Mazdas, weight should be kept to a minimum – even more impressive given the current Mazda2′s already svelte figure. If the next Yaris adopts some of the weight saving technologies as well as Mazda driving dynamics, the subcompact segment could get a whole lot more interesting.