In what is a first for the light car segment, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are now available on the Mazda2, and are fitted as standard equipment on high-spec Genki and GT grades, with no increase to prices.
Now the undisputed safety champion of the light car segment, these i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies join Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F), which is now standard across the entire range – with Mazda the only volume seller to offer this – and Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R) which is now standard from the Maxx variant up.
The first major update to the Mazda2 since its 2014 launch also sees the hatch range expand from three grades to four, with a new range-topping GT joining the entry-grade Neo, mid-spec Maxx and the high-grade Genki. The Mazda2 sedan range increases from two to three grades, with the GT available alongside the Neo and Maxx.
Following on from the recent Mazda3 and Mazda6 re-launches, Mazda’s ground-breaking G-Vectoring Control makes its way to New Mazda2, bringing a smoother, more comfortable ride for the driver and passengers.
Ride and handling have been improved through updates to suspension bushings, front and rear dampers and a recalibration of the electric power steering, while wind noise has been reduced with a noise-insulating windscreen and new engine compartment insulation has reduced engine noise.
High frequency road noise has been lowered by added luggage compartment insulation and damping material.
Also included in this update are a range of interior and exterior upgrades that make New Mazda2 a more compelling consideration to light car buyers.