Updated Mazda2 Adds Two New Models, Starts From £12,695 In UK

Just three years after it debuted, the fourth generation Mazda2 has received a series of updates, meant to keep it at the forefront of the still popular supermini segment.

Exterior revisions are modest, and will likely allow it to fly under the radar, but the automaker focused on improving the suspension and steering, thus delivering enhanced ride comfort and steering response.

Moreover, additions include G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which was first seen on the larger 2017 Mazda3, and is now standard across the B-segment car.

Other changes include revised door mirrors with wraparound indicators, additional soundproofing, new seat fabrics, and a new steering wheel.

Depending on the specified variant, the updated Mazda2 also gets LED headlights, front fog lamps, and DRLs, auto power-folding mirrors, new 16-inch alloy wheels, color head-up display, black leather seats, 7-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system, climate control, keyless entry, privacy glass, and other enhancements.

The range kicks off with the SE trim, powered by a 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G 75 PS (74hp) petrol engine, which will become available at £12,695 ($16,256) in UK, when it goes on sale on June 1. The same unit is also offered in the SE-L trim, but the SE-L Nav, Sport Nav and new GT trim get the 90 PS (89hp) version, whereas the latest flagship GT Sport comes with 115 PS (113hp) and a six-speed manual gearbox.

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  • dhoosee

    Not for USA, right? Exactly what I am looking for; a smaller hatchback with upgraded interior trim. Beautiful, simple interior. Mazda is doing great interior designs these days. GREAT little scooter would be the MazdaSpeed 2!

    • Puddingpopper

      I’ve heard in Japan you can get this awd and a dual clutch, probably awesome

  • Matthijs

    I’m a big fan of Mazda and current models look good but the Mazda2 just doesn’t do it for me. Mainly cause of the ‘high’ rear and its dated rearlights. It should have looked more like the concept car

  • marcin

    GT Sport and 115HP 🙂

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    the problem is with Mazda and other car makers is that they concentrate on having amazing fronts of cars but just cant be bothered with the rear

    and the high end of the mazda 2 looks prone to damage

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      In what way does it look prone to damage?

      • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

        the high end

  • Jan Cervenka

    Lovely little car.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I love how we get the Yaris iA over this.

    IT’S JUST WONDERFUL.

  • Yoyo

    The fact that Mazda is not selling this new Mazda 2 in the US is just completely baffling. Ford creates the Fiesta ST while Mazda sits on their ass by not selling it here when they could potentially have a great hot hatch.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Cheap gas and the love of the CUV just says the market’s not there. Sad state of affairs as this looks like a cracking little car.

  • Six Thousand Times

    One of the better-looking little ‘uns.

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