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Toyota Yaris to spawn hybrid Mazda 2 replacement for Europe – report

The replacement for the long-running Mazda 2 city car in Europe could be a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris, if a new report is to be believed. British publication Autocar, citing an official presentation shown during a recent Mazda earnings call, claims Mazda will offer a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid – likely as a replacement for the Hiroshima-based brand's Mazda 2 city car – in Europe by 2023...

Mazda rumoured to be developing more hybrid options

Mazda is planning to offer a hybrid version of the Mazda 2 hatch when the new model is revealed in 2021, according to Japanese website BestCarWeb. The report suggests the next-generation Mazda 2 will be offered with a hybrid 1.5-litre turbo petrol three-cylinder – similar to the Toyota Yaris Hybrid's specification, but with the added benefit of a turbocharger...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Mazda2 gets $5400 price rise as facelift hits showrooms

The Mazda2 city hatch and sedan range has been halved from 14 models to seven – and prices have risen by up to $5420 as another facelift arrives in local showrooms. The previous Mazda2 hatch ranged from $15,570 to $24,400 plus on-road costs but there are now only three model grades from $20,990 to $25,990 plus on-road costs, putting it in line with the prices of small cars that are the next size up, such as the Kia Cerato and Hyundai i30...

2018 Mazda 2 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Mazda 2 light car over concerns an issue with the fuel tank could cause a leak. The Japanese brand reports affected vehicles may have fuel tanks that "exceed the specified manufacturing dimensions and place additional strain on the fuel tank retaining strap, which may weaken or potentially break"...

2020 Mazda 2 revealed, in Australia next year

The Mazda 2 has been given a facelift in its home market of Japan, ahead of its launch Down Under by the first quarter of 2020. Renamed from 'Demio' to Mazda 2, the revised five-door light hatch has been given a new badge to "emphasise the brand", with other updates made to raise "visual and tactile quality in areas such as design and craftsmanship"...

Mazda 2 recalled for parking brake fix

Mazda has recalled the 2 sedan and hatch, over concerns about the teeth on the parking brake sector gear. According to the company, the shape of the teeth on some parking brake sector gears mightn't be to specification. If the issue occurs, the sector gear and ratchet might suddenly disengage while the parking brake is on, potentially allowing the car to move when parked on a slope...

CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift

Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs have been released, a controversial Stinger EURO NCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs have been announced...

CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...

2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 705 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Mazda 2 and CX-3 model lines, over concerns damaged brake hose clips could cause a fluid leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the surface finish on the brake hose clips during installation...

CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...