Mazda is rallying to face the competition in its smallest market segment. Tough competition like the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa are standing in the smaller automaker’s way. Hitting the United Kingdom is an improved Mazda2 the company expects to be a “game changer”. The supermini market is highly competitive, so Mazda’s pulled out all the stops this time around.
The previous generation of Mazda2 was reminiscent of the company’s time with Ford, a relationship Mazda would like to leave in its past. To do so, Mazda is bringing the supermini model up to date. Class standards in design, engineering, comfort, specification, connectivity, and safety are all about to see their bar raised.
This version of Mazda2 is all Mazda, sporting the wing front grille and predator headlamps. Engine-wise, the Mazda2 trim lineup features petrol and diesel engines with a mix of manual and automatic transmissions. In all, there are five trims: SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sports, and Sport Nav.
This Mazda2 is both longer and lighter than its predecessor and is expected to appeal to families who prefer the five-door model over a three-door. Inside, the instrument panel has been fine-tuned and the touch screen features internet radio as well as access to Facebook.
If any model can boost UK sales this year, it’s the supermini Mazda2.