Mazda2 is a favorite small hatch for private buyers. While the other small hatches have disappeared, the two have kept their position, its stylish and stylish interior is different from most cars in the class. It has been in its current shape since 2014, so Mazda has given it a rearrangement of specs between light lifetimes.
New work not only includes a few new features and improved details, but it also brings a new top GT variant. Sadly, it did not bring a hot hatch or even warmth. However, you can’t have everything, especially in the shrinking market segment to support a small SUV like a bigger brother of 2, CX-3. Mazda thinks both can maintain their sales, however, with the company moving more than a thousand per month in 2016, beating the Yaris and only overshadowed by the cheap Hyundai Accent basement.
Is there anything interesting about its design? October 7
Mazda’s ‘Kodo’ design is very successful in any size and shape. The 2 hatches have all the necessary flow and folds, with a more mature appearance than their constantly surprising predecessors, with large, long headlights swept up and back to the body.
The car almost goes away with it, but not completely. Although more practical than the hatch (it has a big boot), the extension on the back is a brave effort but, in the end, looks a bit tall and too bustling.
Not much changed, except for a few paint colors here and the selection of decoration there. The alloy wheels have the same design as before but with a different finish, and the wing mirrors now have indicator repeaters. Although there are some new colors, the only color with additional cost is ‘Soul Red’, $ 300 is reasonable.
Inside also received some minor changes. The steering wheel is like the CX-9’s, with a smaller airbag, better buttons and thinner vertical spokes to reduce the image weight. On the other hand, the beautiful design of the dashboard with three circular vents remains, and still looks better than ever.
Annoyingly, the instrument layout remains but the LCD head display (Genki and GT) has been tweaked and gives Audi-like graphics. The dash is still a central speedo with two wings on either side of the small LCD screen. It may be a personal affair, but I find this panel annoying because there seems to be a lot of wasted space. Mazda has made some font and detail improvements on the speedo to try and make it easier to read.
How realistic is the space inside? October 7
For passengers, almost nothing has changed. Comfortable front seats, everything is close to the hand and tall people can survive quite happily. The back seat is still crowded for anyone over 150cm tall and not recommended for three adults unless they’re all parked without a hip. There are now vents under the seats for rear passengers, however, which is a nice touch at this level.
The front seat passenger has two deep cup and slot compartments to hold your phone (even larger format devices fit) and behind the console is a tray to set odds and ends end. There’s also some space underneath the air control buttons for smaller keys or phones and that’s where the 12 volt power outlet and USB port work.
The boot space in the cellar is 250 liters, enough for a modest amount of shopping or a medium-sized suitcase. Go for the sedan and you will have a giant 440 liter to fill, only two liters less than the all-new CX-5. Mazda thinks the value of two suitcases or two golf bags. Both variants have 60/40 rear seats to release more space.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? October 7
Thanks to Japan’s weak economy and currency, Australian buyers won’t have to dig deeper for their better-equipped Mazda2. Prices did not move a cent for either hatch or sedan (three quarters of hatch sales), starting at $ 14,990 for basic Neo 79kW / 139Nm manuals.
The range increases through Maxx, Genki and now GT (replacing the Genki S Package option), ending at CX-3 – and 3 – threatening $ 23,680 for cars. Everything on the Neo gets 81kW / 141Nm from the ‘SkyActiv’ 1.5-liter engine, and is equipped with the ‘i-Stop’ stop-start technology. Driving prices are also here to maintain – just add $ 2000 to the MLP (the price I listed here).
Both were riots of the segment, with the most enjoyable driving experience when compared to Japanese and Korean rivals.
Anchors start with 15-inch alloys, power windows and mirrors, four stereo speakers with Bluetooth and USB, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless start and rear parking sensor, Low-speed automatic emergency brakes and Mazda’s own G- vectoring technology to improve steering and reaction feel.
The reason you have a reversing camera on Maxx and above is because the rest of the range that comes with a 7.0-inch touch screen running Mazda ‘Connect MZD’ is actually quite good. Although it does not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, it does feature Pandora, Stitcher and Aha. Maxx provides sat nav as an option and that’s standard on Genki and GT.
Speaking of Genki, only available as a hatchback, you will pay $ 20,690 for manuals and $ 22,690 for cars. Three extra large units help you work out 16-inch gunmetal alloys, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alerts, climate control, upgraded fabric trim, body-colored mirrors and running lights LED day.
As with any Mazda update, there is a lot of detailed work to improve the platform.
Finally, there is GT. Unlike Genki, you can get a GT in both hatch and sedan, for $ 21,680 for manuals and $ 23,680 for cars. An additional $ 990 has mostly gone into the interior. The designers of Mazda went to town with leather and synthetic suede on the seats and a range of leather trimmings on dashboards and handrails, complete with luxurious stitching. They really lift another dark cabin mood and different themes between hatch and sedan. The contrast color of the hatch is white while the closed-top car is dark brown.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 7
SkyActiv 1.5-liter petrol engine has two specifications. On Neo, you will have 79kW / 139Nm to play and you will go without the i-Stop. Small differences include oil pumps that run on belts and lower compression rates.
For the rest of the range, you will get 81kW / 141Nm and i-Stop to cut fuel usage in the town (although this is not reflected in official fuel figures on auto ).
Power reaches the road through the front wheels, with a six-speed manual or six-speed auto.