The recently updated Mazda2 range has been enhanced with the new Mazda2 Tech Edition. On sale from the 1st July, the Tech Edition is limited to just 750 cars, and as the name suggests, it focuses on delivering extra technology.

Based on the £14,695 1.5 90ps SE-L Nav, the Tech Edition benefits from the addition of 16-inch alloy wheels, Rear parking sensors, Privacy glass, Climate control, Auto lights and rain-sensing wipers – all for a price premium of just £300 over the SE-L Nav. Further enhancing the value proposition is the free-of-charge choice of Dynamic Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearlescent or Jet Black Mica paint.  

Highlights across all models in the updated Mazda2 range include the introduction of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control technology and detailed improvements to the suspension and steering to deliver improved ride comfort and steering response. In addition, interior upgrades include new seat fabrics, a new steering wheel and enhanced sound insulation.

Now exclusively offered with Mazda’s 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, the simplified nine-model Mazda2 range starts at just £12,695 for the 75ps SE, while the 75ps engine is also offered in SE-L trim. Making up the bulk of the range the 90ps version of the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine is offered in SE-L Nav, Tech Edition, Sport Nav and GT trim, while the 115ps output engine is exclusively matched to the flagship GT Sport and a six-speed manual gearbox.

All models feature new seat fabrics, a new steering wheel and revised door mirrors with wraparound indicators. Enhanced refinement across the range is achieved thanks to the adoption of noise-insulating glass in the windscreen and additional under bonnet sound proofing. Plus, to reduce high-frequency noise entering the cabin from the rear, sound absorbing material has been added to the inside of the tailgate, the parcel shelf and the spare wheel well. 

This improvement in refinement is matched to subtle enhancements to the Mazda2’s already driver-focused dynamics. Front and rear damper settings have been revised to enhance ride quality, while to improve body control the front anti-roll bar bushing has changed and the structure of the front lower suspension arm has been modified. Additionally, a small recalibration of the electric power steering has resulted in improved steering feel. 

The upgraded Mazda2’s dynamic enhancements also see the introduction of G-Vectoring Control (GVC). Having made its debut on the 2017 Mazda3, GVC is now standard across the Mazda2 range, the first of Mazda’s SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technologies it varies engine torque to optimise loading on the wheels when cornering to indiscernibly provide more precise handling and improve comfort. 

Across the key trim levels the upgraded Mazda2 now features additional equipment: SE-L and SE-L Nav cars now feature LED front fog lamps, auto power-folding mirrors and passenger seat height adjustment, while Sport Nav models benefit from subtle visual enhancements including new 16-inch alloy wheels and a shark fin antenna. 

As before, the Mazda2 features excellent active safety equipment with all 90ps and 115ps powered cars featuring Smart City Brake Support and Lane Departure Warning System. All cars outside of the entry-level 75ps engine models come with Mazda’s 7” Colour touch-screen display with MZD-Connect infotainment system, integrated navigation, DAB radio and cruise control, while Sport Nav and GT/GT Sport models feature high-end equipment like privacy glass, rear parking sensors, climate control air-conditioning and smart keyless entry. 

Commenting on the revisions to the Mazda2 Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director Mazda Motors UK said, “with annual UK sales of over 10,000 cars, the Mazda2 is a really important car in our line up. It may be the smallest car we produce, but it has at its heart the same values of style, driving involvement and quality that mark out all our products. These updates come just two years after the current Mazda2’s launch but they are designed to ensure the Mazda2 remains a class-leading contender in what remains the biggest selling segment in the UK car market.”

Adding, “the addition of the Tech Edition gives us a limited edition model that offers a winning combination of excellent equipment and extra value. Designed for a younger audience it is another example of how our Mazda2 special editions offer a distinctive and well-equipped small car experience.” 

 

Pricing & Specification

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

SE

SE-L

Tech Edition

OTR

CO2

mpg

OTR

CO2

mpg

OTR

CO2

mpg

1.5 75ps

£12,695

110

60.1

£13,695

110

60.1

 

 

 

1.5 90ps

 

 

 

£14,695

105

62.8

£14,995

105

62.8

1.5 90ps Auto

 

 

 

£15,895

112

58.9

 

 

 

1.5 115ps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SKYACTIV-G Petrol

Sport Nav

GT / GT Sport

OTR

CO2

mpg

OTR

CO2

mpg

1.5 75ps

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5 90ps

£15,595

105

62.8

£16,395

105

62.8

1.5 90ps Auto

£16,795

112

58.9

 

 

 

1.5 115ps

 

 

 

£16,995

117

56.5

Note: The 1.5 90ps SE-L price includes Navigation.  Integrated Navigation system with 3-years free European map updates.

 

SE

SE-L

Tech Edition

 

All Mazda2 models feature the following standard equipment:

SE-L grade adds the following in addition to SE:

Tech Edition adds the following in addition to SE-L (90ps):

Fuel saving

technology

 

i-stop (idling stop start system)

Gear shift indicator (manual transmission models only)

 

 

Exterior

15" Steel wheels

Electrically-adjustable door mirrors with indicator light

Halogen daytime running lights

Coming home / leaving home lights

15" Alloy wheels                   

LED front fog lights             

Heated, auto power-folding door mirrors with integrated indicators

16” Alloy wheels

Privacy glass

Dusk-sensing lights

Rear parking sensors

Interior

Black cloth seat trim

Trip computer     

Height adjustable steering wheel

Height adjustable driver's seat

Black cloth seat trim

60:40 rear split seats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gear knob

Passenger seat lift

 

Comfort

Engine start / stop button

Front electric windows

Remote keyless entry

Manual air-conditioning

Rear electric windows

Cruise control & adjustable speed limiter

Rain-sensing front wipers

Climate control air-conditioning

Audio

Single CD player

USB, AUX Connectivity

Radio with 4 speakers

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Integrated Bluetooth®

7" Colour touch-screen display with MZD-Connect infotainment (Not available on 75ps SE-L)

Multimedia Commander including separate volume dial (Not available on 75ps SE-L)

DAB radio (Not available on 75ps SE-L)

 

Safety

Hill Hold Assist     

G-Vectoring Control

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Thatcham accredited Alarm & Immobiliser

DSC, TCS & Emergency Stop Signalling

Front, side & curtain airbags

ISOFIX child seat anchorages

Smart City Brake Support (Not available on 75ps SE-L)

Lane Departure Warning System (Not available on 75ps SE-L)

 

Options

Mica/Metallic/Pearlescent Paint               

Soul Red Metallic paint                      

Mica/Metallic/Pearlescent Paint     

Soul Red Metallic paint                      

Free of Charge  Metallic paint

 

 

Sport Nav

GT / GT Sport

 

Sport  Nav grade adds the following in addition to SE-L Nav (90ps):

GT Grade adds the following in addition to Sport Nav

Fuel saving

technology

 

 

 

Exterior

16" Alloy wheels

Privacy glass

Dusk-sensing lights

Rear parking sensors

Shark fin antenna

LED headlights with LED daytime running lights                      

16" Silver alloy wheels                       

Brilliant Black rear roof spoiler

Rear view reversing camera (GT Sport only)                      

Interior

Black sports cloth trim

Black leather seats with brown inserts

Full colour head-up display               

Mazda2 scuff plates            

 

Comfort

Rain-sensing front wipers

Climate control air-conditioning

Smart keyless entry

 

Audio

Additional 2 speakers

 

Safety

 

 

Options

Mica/Metallic/Pearlescent Paint     

Soul Red Metallic paint      

Light Stone Leather, includes heated front seats (Option on 90ps models)

Mica/Metallic/Pearlescent Paint     

Soul Red Metallic paint