Mazda2 updated for 2021

Efficiency improvements and new range-topping GT Sport Tech model for refreshed Mazda2

  • Available in new GT Sport Tech trim 
  • Fuel efficiency improved across the range 
  • Prices start from £16,475 

Mazda has revealed an updated version of the Mazda2 supermini. Changes include a revised engine range and trim structure. Priced from £16,475, the car will be available to order on 1 October 2021.

Trims, specifications and pricing 

The new Mazda2 will be available in four trim levels. Starting with the entry-level SE-L, the existing Sport and GT Sport models are followed by a new range-topping GT Sport Tech model that costs £20,845. 

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All versions of the Mazda2 come with sat nav, cruise control, integrated Bluetooth and air conditioning as standard. In Sport trim onwards, the 2 is also equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay, while GT Sport and GT Sport Tech get a colour head-up display, reversing camera, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. 

The new range-topping GT Sport Tech, meanwhile, adds LED headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear smart city brake support and a 360-degree rear parking camera.

Customers can choose to finish their Mazda2 in one of 12 colours, including a new Platinum Quartz Metallic paint that’s been added as part of the refresh. 

Engines and performance 

The refreshed Mazda2 will continue to use the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the outgoing model but a 113bhp version will be reintroduced. That engine will sit above the existing 74bhp and 89bhp options. 

The 1.5-litre petrol engine has been tweaked to improve fuel efficiency. As a result, CO2 emissions have dropped by 14g/km, depending on the exact engine and gearbox combination. The popular 89bhp Sport model, for example, paired with a manual transmission now produces 107g/km rather than 120g/km. 

The 89bhp engine is offered in SE-L and Sport trims, with Sport cars offered with both manual and automatic gearboxes. The best-selling 89bhp engine is also offered in the GT Sport trim, which is now also offered with a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes for the first time. The flagship 113bhp GT Sport Tech is exclusively matched to the six-speed manual transmission and, with the exception of the entry-level 74bhp SE-L, all manual versions of the new Mazda2 will feature the brand’s ‘M Hybrid’ mild-hybrid system. 

Chassis and suspension tweaks from last year’s update have been retained, including improvements to the rear suspension, revisions to the power steering to improve response and Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) system, which improves traction and cornering stability by gently applying the brakes to individual wheels. 

Read our in-depth review of the Mazda2 supermini.

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