The Mazda 2 supermini range has received some minor cosmetic changes for 2023 and this updated line-up is now available to order in the UK.
On sale since 2014, the Mazda 2 range still consists of four different trim options, but these have been renamed. The entry-level ‘SE-L’ grade is now called the ‘Centre-Line’, which comes with a new body-coloured grille insert below the Mazda badge.
Above the ‘Centre-Line’ is the more expensive ‘Exclusive-Line’ trim, which features the same front fascia looks, as well as the ‘Homura’ and ‘Homura Aka’ versions, which Mazda says “have been designed to be a more sporty interpretation of the Mazda 2.”
All ‘Centre-Line’ and ‘Exclusive-Line’ cars feature a small yellow accent tab on the grille. The ‘Centre-Line’ sits on 15-inch alloy wheels, while the ‘Exclusive-Line’ gets larger 16-inch alloy wheels.
The ‘Homura’ features a gloss black honeycomb grille with a red accent tab and a “sleeker” front bumper design, black 16-inch alloy wheels and a black shark fin roof antenna, while the range-topping ‘Homura Aka’ adds a gloss black roof, and black leather seats and heated steering wheel with red stitching. Mazda has also added two extra exterior colour options to the Mazda 2’s customization list.
The updated Mazda 2 now also comes with the brand’s navigation software as standard, and wireless Apple CarPlay and cruise control also features on the entry-level model and up. The ‘Homura’ comes with a rear-view parking camera, and the ‘Exclusive-Line’ trim builds on that by adding power-folding door mirrors and keyless entry.
The same 1.5-litre engine options remain. Entry-level models are available with 75hp or 90hp petrol units, with the top-spec 115hp petrol engine is reserved for the ‘Homura Aka’. Both manual and automatic gearbox options are available.
That sums up this small refresh – the separate Mazda 2 Hybrid, which is essentially a re-badged Toyota Yaris, is not affected by this update.
Now available to configure and order on the Mazda website, prices begin at just below £18k for the ‘Centre-Line’, rising to over £20k for the top-spec ‘Homura Aka’.
The Mazda 2 has been widely praised by reviewers for its comfort and fuel economy, but criticised for being cramped – especially in the back seats. It Currently holds an Expert Rating of 64%.
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