Mazda’s new MPS (Mazdaspeed) range offer performance levels comparable with much more expensive cars and has quickly become the bang for your buck standard in many segments. Now the range is set to expand with the latest addition to be based on the recently launched Mazda2 hatch. The car is said to have already finished its development and is set to go on sale early next year according to the guys at Winding Road
Packing a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, the Mazda2 MPS will output roughly 230hp and 231lb-ft of torque and send drive to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The car will also feature a sports bodykit, a new exhaust tip and 17in alloys.
Other features, likely to be lifted from the Mazda3 MPS, include a limited slip differential, traction and dynamic stability control and Volvo sourced 320mm brake discs. There’s no word on which markets will get the new hot hatch but we suspect the US will likely miss out.