Mazda Australia has confirmed pricing and some initial specifications for its updated 2 range ahead of orders opening in June this year, and deliveries starting the month afterwards.

    The facelifted Mazda 2 range mirrors what’s currently available, but is between $680 and $1080 more expensive depending on the variant.

    The Mazda 2 now starts at $22,290 before on-roads for the Pure hatch manual, and extends to $27,490 before on-road costs for the GT hatch and sedan. A full price list is at the bottom of this story.

    Highlights of this facelift include a redesigned front bumper, and a new black or body-colour grille. Hatchback variants, as well as the flagship GT sedan, have a redesigned rear bumper as well.

    There’s also a colour accent on the front grille and rear bumper, similar to what’s currently available on CX-5 Touring Active and GT SP variants.

    The updated Mazda 2 can be had in nine exterior paint colours, including Aero Grey Metallic and Airstream Blue Metallic, which are new.

    Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, and Polymetal Grey Metallic cost an additional $595.

    The entry-level Pure and Pure SP variants are available with coloured dash trim finishes in Pure White, Mirror Black or Mint, depending on the external paint colour. The Pure SP also adds a black film on the roof.

    Inside, the Evolve and GT variants have a black interior with red highlights on the seat stitching and air vent surrounds.

    The flagship GT also has partial leather seats, a red and black dash, aero-inspired multi-spoke alloy wheels, and polished dual exhaust tips.

    All models besides the entry-level Pure now come equipped with a shark fin antenna, rather than a traditional unit.

    No note has been made of mechanical changes. The Mazda 2 is currently offered in Australia exclusively with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 82kW of power and 144Nm of torque, and either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

    It’s unclear how much longer the current Mazda 2 will be around.

    While it was first launched in 2014, it’s not the oldest member of the Mazda line-up. The would be the Mazda 6, which launched locally in late 2012.

    The Mazda 2 received a facelift, with the company trimming the line-up and adding more safety equipment and a higher base price.

    The current car has already been replaced in Europe by a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris.

    Last year, the Mazda 2 was the third best-selling light car in Australia with 5146 sales.

    That put it narrowly ahead of the soon-to-be-axed Kia Rio (4576 sales) and Suzuki Swift (4405 sales), but behind the discontinued Suzuki Baleno (6124 sales) and the MG 3 (16,168 sales).

    The updated Mazda 2 range is priced as follows:

    • 2023 Mazda 2 Pure hatch manual: $22,290 (+$780)
    • 2023 Mazda 2 Pure hatch auto: $24,290 (+$780)
    • 2023 Mazda 2 Pure sedan auto: $24,290 (+$780)
    • 2023 Mazda 2 Pure SP hatch auto: $25,090 (+$1080)
    • 2023 Mazda 2 Evolve hatch auto: $25,790 (+$680)
    • 2023 Mazda 2 GT hatch auto: $27,490 (+$880)
    • 2023 Mazda 2 GT sedan auto: $27,490 (+$880)

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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