Mazda has facelifted its smallest model sold outside of Japan, the 2, ahead of its Australian launch in the first quarter of 2020.
The most noticable changes lie in the looks department. The light hatch benefits from a new front end design with a Mazda 6-esque grille and adaptive LED headlights, in addition to a new 16-inch wheel design and updated badges.
Inside, there is a range of new materials and trim choices, which complement a six-way power driver’s seat, auto-dimming rear view mirror and an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. NVH levels have also been improved.
The 2’s safety suite has been given an upgrade to boot, with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, 360-degree camera and speed sign recognititon now available.
The powertrain range is expected to carry on unchanged, meaning 78kW and 82kW 1.5-litre narually aspirated four-cylinder petrols available locally, with Japanese and European markets benefitting from a 1.8-litre diesel and optional AWD.
The updated Mazda 2 touches down in Australia in the first quarter of 2020.