2020 Mazda 2: price and specs revealed
The 2020 Mazda 2 will be priced from £15,795 when it arrives in November. It gets a fresh exterior design, new, more efficient engines and improved refinement. Here’s what you need to know about the updated supermini.
Mazda’s latest ‘kodo’ design philosophy is visible externally. The new grille features a mesh pattern, bringing it into line with the style seen on the latest Mazda 3.
The wings are wider than before, and the headlights have been redesigned to give it a sportier look. The rear has been changed too and incorporates a revised bumper which gives the car a lower stance.
Inside, revisions to dashboard trims, air vent louvres, door inserts and the instrument hood all noticeable, as are the addition of a new set of front seats that better support the body and help maintain posture.
Already a supermini well-regarded for its handling, subtle updates have enhanced its driver appeal with changes that include use of a urethane top mount in the rear dampers and revisions to the power steering to improve response and feel.
Fitted to all manual transmission cars, the 2020 Mazda2 benefits from mild-hybridisation with the debut of Mazda M Hybrid. This uses a belt-integrated generator and brake regeneration to store energy in that enables quicker restarts, helping lower emissions and improve fuel economy.
Priced at £15,795, the 75ps SE-L entry point to the range features a standard equipment tally that includes rear parking sensors, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, climate control and cruise control.
SE-L Nav, Sport Nav and GT Sport Nav models are powered by the 90ps version of 1.5-litre engine and feature Mazda Connect navigation with a seven-inch colour touch-screen, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the safety equipment tally is enhanced with Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Lane-keep Assist.
From Sport Nav onwards the 2020 Mazda2 is marked out by 16-inch alloy wheels, gloss black grille treatment, rear privacy glass, shark-fin antenna and a chrome exhaust trim, plus it benefits from the smart keyless entry.
At the top of the range, the flagship GT Sport Nav trim features high-end features normally the preserve of more expensive sectors, including a reversing camera, leather seats and a colour head-up display, plus heated front seats and steering wheel.
The new Mazda 2 will arrive in the UK from November. We’ll bring you details on lease deals as soon as they’re available.