The Mazda 2 gets a design update and sports specs for 2023

The Mazda 2 gets a design update and sports specs for 2023

The Mazda 2 supermini received major styling changes inside and out, as well as new paint colors.

On sale in late spring, the updated 2 has wireless Apple CarPlay, climate control and cruise control as standard.

Prices from £17,750, it undercuts the £20,340 Peugeot 208 and the £22,110 Toyota Yaris.

The best changes include a new front grille that cuts off the headlights, updated wing edges and a lower sports bumper. Color highlighting tabs are now also visible around the vehicle.

The engine lineup remains the same as the existing car: 73 hp, 88 hp and 113 hp versions of the original 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Mazda’s e-Skyactiv-G mild hybrid system is used on vehicles specified with a six-speed manual transmission, but not those with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda has also updated the 2nd trim level, which now includes Line Line, Homura, Exclusive Line and Homura Aka. All design elements benefit, especially on the grille.

Medium Line and Exclusive Line cars have a colored panel under the grille, yellow accent tabs on the grill and rear bumper and the rearview mirror in gloss black, which Mazda says offers customers a large number of color combinations.

The Center Line offers 15-inch alloy wheels, while the Exclusive Line comes with a more attractive set of 16-inch wheels.

Inside, Line Line and Exclusive Line cars have a new decorative instrument panel, which can be mint, white or black, depending on the color of the exterior painting.