Mazda2 updated with extra equipment and styling tweaks

Written by Ellie

The Mazda2 supermini will be more comfortable and enjoyable to drive from June following some key changes.

Suspension and steering have been improved with the introduction of G-Vectoring Control technology – a system that varies engine torque to optimise loading on the wheels when cornering to provide more precise handling and improve comfort.

Styling upgrades include revised door mirrors with wraparound indicator lights, while the interior gets new seat fabrics, a new steering wheel and enhanced sound insulation with sound-absorbing material added to the inside of the tailgate, the parcel shelf and the spare wheel well. The result is a more peaceful cabin.

Two new trims – GT and GT Sport – have also been added in a bid to keep the Mazda2 one of the leading models in the supermini segment, along with the Ford Fiesta and VW Polo.

Engine range is made up of two 1.5-litre petrols, with 75bhp and 90bhp respectively, the latter of which is offered with a six-speed automatic gearbox, in addition to the standard six-slot manual.

Equipment has been fleshed-out across the key trim levels. SE-L and SE-L Nav cars now feature LED front fog lamps, auto power-folding mirrors and passenger seat height adjustment, while Sport Nav models benefit from subtle visual enhancements including new 16-inch alloy wheels and a shark fin antenna.

Prices for the Mazda2 now start from £12,695 on-the-road for the entry-level 1.5-litre 75bhp SE, rising to £16,395 for the 90bhp GT model.

Stephen Halsey, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: “The Mazda2 may be the smallest car in the Mazda range, but it makes up a large chunk of the brand’s UK sales, representing around a quarter of its 46,000 registrations in 2016.

“Mazda is clearly keen to keep it a big seller with some nice mid-life revisions, ahead of an all-new model in a few years’ time.”

Posted on 26th April 2017

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