A sporty supermini that’s big on fun
The Mazda2 provides definitive proof that the best things come in small packages. KODO: Soul of Motion design ensures that the model is packed with character and bursting with vitality. As a compact supermini that defies convention, the Mazda2 provides a responsive drive that is fun and comfortable, whether you’re heading into tight city streets or out on the open road. As part of the Mazda range of innovative models, the Mazda2 is packed with cutting-edge technology and advanced in-car technology, providing the ultimate driving experience.
KODO: Soul of Motion
The Mazda2 is no ordinary surpermini. It combines eye-catching looks with a muscular body, all inspired by Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language, which aims to recreate the speed and grace of wild animals. Flowing lines are complemented by the assertive “shield” shape of the grille, while the dynamic look of the car ensures that its desire to perform is unwavering.
The rear-leaning cabin supports a look of energy and vitality, whilst the long wheelbase and short overhangs ensure there is no detrimental effect on the interior space. The vibrant look of the car is completed by menacing wraparound headlights and flowing contours of the side panels which enhance its inherent sense of forward motion, whilst the gentle curve of the rear windscreen puts it a world away from the traditional, box-shaped supermini.
Complete cabin comfort
With a length of 4060 mm and height of 1495 mm, the Mazda2 is larger than its predecessor and features a wheelbase 80 mm longer– resulting in improved interior space and also supports greater on-road stability. The build quality of the interior also ensures very low levels of noise, vibration and harshness – fitting in with the car’s refined and sophisticated character.
Drivers also benefit from clear and well-defined dials and instruments, all of which are easily reached from the comfortable, supportive seats.
A wealth of convenience and infotainment technology
The Mazda2 is one of the most generously equipped cars in its class. Even the entry-level SE trim includes a trip computer, air-conditioning, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, engine start / stop button and coming home and leaving home lights. Further up the range, integrated Bluetooth®, cruise control, smart keyless entry and rear parking sensors are available for enhanced levels of comfort and convenience.
For the first time on Mazda2, selected models feature internet app integration, via the user-friendly interface of MZD Connect*, an advanced entertainment and connectivity system. With a compatible mobile device, the Aha™ and Stitcher apps** will keep you and your passengers entertained on the longest journeys – providing access to thousands of online radio stations, podcasts and Twitter and Facebook audio feeds.
*MZD Connect is not available on 75ps and 75ps SE-L models
**Aha™ and Stitcher™ apps need to be downloaded to mobile device and app registration completed before connection. Data usage and costs will vary.
SKYACTIV engines and structure
Responsive and agile, the Mazda2 embodies everything a modern supermini should be. The adoption of Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology for the fourth-generation model has not only given the model a more powerful and efficient range of engines – the carefully engineered body, chassis, suspension and components are lighter and more aerodynamic than ever before, leading to further improvements in performance and handling as well as reduced running costs. Our engineers meticulous detail to lightweight (gram strategy) thinking means that the lightest all-new Mazda2 has a kerb weight of just 1045kg – something which enhances its agile handling and contributes to jinba ittai, a Japanese phrase which translates approximately to “the sense of unity between a rider and his horse” (or car, in this case).
Customers can choose between the SKYACTIV-G petrol engine with 75PS, 90PS or 115PS, or a SKYACTIV-D diesel engine delivering 105PS. The five- or six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission and the six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission ensure rapid yet controlled linear acceleration. The 220Nm maximum torque of the diesel engine in particular delivers considerable punch at low speeds, and returns extremely impressive combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 83.1mpg and 89g/km respectively. The SKYACTIV-G petrol engine achieves fuel consumption figures between 56.5 - 62.8 mpg and CO2 emissions between 105 - 117 g/km.
A full suite of sophisticated safety technology
In addition to the passive protection offered by its high-tensile steel structure and front, side and curtain airbags, the Mazda2 features an impressive range of active safety measures as standard including Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), Hill Hold Assist (HHA), and a Traction Control System (TCS) helping drivers to maintain control.
The active safety systems become more sophisticated further up the model range with SE-L (90PS and 105PS Diesel) , Sport, Sport Nav and Sports Launch Edition models all featuring Lane Warning Departure System (that emits an audible warning when it detects a driver drifting out of the correct lane due to fatigue or loss of concentration), and Smart Brake City Support (which, when travelling at speeds of between 2.5 mph and 18.5 mph, automatically applies the brakes if the system detects that a collision is likely).
This vast number of active safety systems guarantee that the Mazda2 will be one of the safest supermini’s on the road. With the top-of-the-range 115ps Sport Nav model featuring the option of a Safety Pack featuring Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (which senses approaching vehicles and obstacles when the driver is reversing from a parking space), High Beam Control (which automatically dips your headlights to avoid dazzling other motorists), and Blind Spot Monitoring (which detects other road users in your blind spots). The all-new Mazda2 is also the first supermini to feature an Active Driving Display, placing essential driving information, including speed, turn-by-turn navigation and vehicle warnings in the driver’s line of sight (Part of the optional Safety Pack, available on 115ps Sport Nav models only).