Mazda has announced the UK price and specification of the 2020 model year version of its popular supermini.
Arriving in dealerships at the end of November, the enhanced 2020 Mazda2 will be offered with a simplified five-model range, powered by Mazda’s familiar 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine - which for the first time is matched to Mazda’s M Hybrid mild-hybrid system.
Utilising a belt-integrated start generator (B-ISG) and brake regeneration it mobilises the B-ISG’s power generation to make the most of the energy stored in the capacitor to reduce load on the engine and enable quick restart to help lower emissions and improve fuel economy with extended auto engine stop time. As a result manual versions of the 2020 Mazda2 emit 94-95g/km depending on trim level.
Priced at £15,795, the 75ps SE-L entry point to the range features a standard equipment tally that includes rear parking sensors, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, climate control and cruise control.
SE-L Nav, Sport Nav and GT Sport Nav models are powered by the 90ps version of 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine and feature Mazda Connect navigation with a seven-inch colour touch-screen, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The safety equipment tally is enhanced further with Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Lane-keep Assist.
Inside, revisions to dashboard trims, air vent louvres, door inserts and the instrument hood are examples of how improvements to materials and design have enhanced the Mazda2’s interior.
Changes also include use of a urethane top mount in the rear dampers and revisions to the power steering to improve response and feel. In addition, the 2020 Mazda2 features G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) - the evolved version of Mazda’s GVC system, which now uses the brakes to apply direct yaw movement control in addition to the previous system’s engine control.
From Sport Nav onwards the 2020 Mazda2 is marked out by 16-inch alloy wheels, gloss black grille, rear privacy glass, shark-fin antenna, a chrome exhaust trim and keyless entry.
At the top of the range, the flagship GT Sport Nav trim features include a reversing camera, leather seats and a colour head-up display, plus heated front seats and steering wheel.
Jeremy Thomson, managing director Mazda UK, said: “The Mazda2 may be the smallest car we produce, but it has at its heart the same values of style, driver involvement and quality that mark out all our vehicles.
“With the updated 2020 Mazda2 all of these attributes have been enhanced; the Mazda2 is now even better to drive, plus it’s more efficient. Add in the refreshed styling, upgraded interior and the generous equipment tally across all models and we have a distinctive and premium contender in what is still one of the most competitive segments in the UK car market.”
The 2020 Mazda2 will arrive in UK dealerships in November.