The Mazda2 has been given an overhaul for 2020. There will be five models available in the range, each will be powered by Mazda's 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine, it will be paired to Mazda's M Hybrid mild-hybrid system, for the first time.
The exterior of the Mazda2 has been refreshed, in line with the latest evolution of Mazda's Kodo design, it features a new mesh grille, similar to the Mazda3, the wings are wider and the headlights have been updated, giving a sporty feel. The rear bumper has been updated, giving a lower stance on the road.
On the interior there has been updates to the dashboard trims, air vent louvres, door inserts and instrument hood, new materials and designs have improved on the already upmarket feel of the interior. The front seats have been redesigned to give more support for the body, helping improve posture keeping the spine in a natural S-shape.
Handling improvement have been achieved by using urethane top mounts on the rear dampers, the power steering has been refined to improve responsiveness. The new Mazda2 uses the G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus), which applies direct yaw movement control using the brakes, as well as the engine control featured in the previous GVC system.
Cars with a manual transmission will be fitted with the Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid system, this uses a belt-integrated start generator (B-ISG) and brake regeneration, it reduces load on the engine by making the most of energy stored in the capacitor. This helps lower emissions and increase fuel economy.
Starting at £15,795 for the 75ps SE-L, which features, as standard, rear parking sensors, 15” alloy wheels, LED headlights, climate control and cruise control. The SE-L Nav, Sport Nav and GT Sport Nav all feature a 90ps version of the 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine. They also feature the Mazda Connect navigation with a 7” colour touch-screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features such as Front Smart City Brake Support and Lane-keep Assist are also included.
Features on the Sport Nav and up include; 16” alloys, gloss black grille, rear privacy glass, shark fin antenna and a chrome exhaust tip. The top of the range, GT Sport Nav features a reversing camera, leather seats and a colour head-up display, the seats and steering wheel are also heated.
The 2020 Mazda2 is available now.
Posted 21/12/2019 Back to Blog