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2017 Mazda2 gets segment first safety upgrade




Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are now available on the updated Mazda2 and fitted as standard on the high-spec Genki and GT variants – a first for the light car segment.

They join Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F) which is now standard across the range, and the Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R), which is standard from the Maxx up.

The updated lineup also sees a new range-topping GT variant (shown here) joining the range, along with the introduction of Mazda’s ground-breaking G-Vectoring Control to the Mazda2 range.

According to Mazda, 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.

Like its larger Mazda passenger car siblings, the New Mazda2 gets an updated steering wheel, more legible instruments, digital radio is available from the Maxx grade up, and the Genki and GT now come with a colour Active Driving Display.

Every model in the range also receives an updated trim package, with Neo, Maxx and Genki all featuring their own individual black cloth designs, GT hatch comes in pure white leather, and the GT sedan has black leather seats with a synthetic suede insert, coupled with deep brown accents on the seat, dashboard and door trims.

The exterior wing mirrors have been re-designed and include integrated indicators.

Genki and GT grades also get a stylish shark fin antenna on hatch models, bright-plated fog light bezels and a gunmetal coloured grille, while the 16 inch alloy wheels on the top specs are differentiated by colour. The Genki has a gunmetal finish and the GT is painted silver.

New colours have also been introduced to the range, including an all-new Deep Crimson Mica, while Eternal Blue Mica, Meteor Grey Mica and Jet Black Mica all make their Mazda2 debut.

The New Mazda2 is on sale now with no change to pricing.

Pricing (excluding on-road costs)

Hatch
Grade Transmission Price
Neo Manual $14,990
Auto $16,990
Maxx Manual $17,690
Auto $19,690
Genki Manual $20,690
Auto $22,690
GT Manual $21,680
Auto $23,680

 

Sedan
Grade Transmission Price
Neo Manual $14,990
Auto $16,990
Maxx Manual $17,690
Auto $19,690
GT Manual $21,680
Auto $23,680

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