Mazda2 Updated For 2018, Gains £15,995 Sport Black Limited Edition

An updated Mazda2 will go on sale in the UK on April 3rd starting from £13,295, with a special edition Sport Black, limited to just 500 examples, priced at £15,995.

Powering the Sport Black is the 90 PS version of Mazda’s 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G petrol unit. Exterior details include Brilliant Black detailing on the mirror caps, rear roof spoiler, skirt trims, grille and shark fin antenna, 16-inch black alloys and a choice of Deep Crimson Mica, Dynamic Blue Mica or Machine Grey Metallic paint.

Meanwhile, the regular 2018 Mazda2 is price between £13,295 and £17,095, boasting five revised trim levels in the SE+, SE-L+, SE-L Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+. Providing power is the previously mentioned 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, offered in 75, 90 and 115 PS outputs.

Using the 75PS engine, the base-spec SE+ comes with 15-inch alloys, heated power fold mirrors, 60:40 split rear seats and electric rear windows. The SE-L+ and SE-L Nav+ can be had with either 75 or 90 PS, and gain dusk-sensing lights, rear parking sensors, rain sensing front wipers and climate control.

Go for a 90 PS Sport Nav model and you’ll get a Brilliant Black rear roof spoiler, while the range-topping GT Sport Nav+ adds a reversing camera. Also, if you opt for the 115 PS engine, you can match it to a 6-speed manual gearbox instead of the 5-speeder of the rest of the range. A six-speed automatic is also available, but only for the 90 PS versions of the SE-L+, SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav.

The 2018 Mazda2 range also features four new paint colors, namely Ceramic Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic and Soul Red Crystal – the latter, when compared to the previous Mazda2’s Soul Red Metallic paint, is brighter by approximately 20%, and shows 50% more depth.

“These updates come less than a year after the Mazda2 benefited from a host of technical updates and now with enhanced equipment, the 2018 Mazda2 is better value than ever and remains a class-leading contender in what is still the biggest selling and most competitive segment in the UK car market,” stated Mazda UK exec Jeremy Thomson.

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  • Autoexperte

    another big reveal

  • Bash

    Giving it a little more attitude does make it more appealing in fact! I remember the first generation Mazda 2, it was awful looking like a hamster.

  • Moveon Libtards

    They have nicer interiors in Japan. But these cars are very thin skinned; you can literally bend body panels by leaning against the car, and plastic bits in the interior are knowns to come off. Disposable car for sure.

  • khc

    This is so much more attractive, and with greater utility, than the Mazda2 Sedan-based Toyota Yaris sold in the U.S. (with its freakish-looking front fascia). I guess that’s why Mazda was agreeable to this deal.

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree, its much better looking, especially the front end. but isnt the yaris less expensive?

  • Six_Tymes

    I will gladly buy a mazda when they get rid of the nav design (pop up design monitor) on the dash. I cant stand that add on look. it looks like a giant wart

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    The 2 with around 170hp would make a nice cooking edition.

  • Puddingpopper

    So butt hurt that this can only be had as a toyota sedan in US

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