has added two new trim lines to the 2 hatchback – GT and GT Sport – and has also fitted additional technology and features to their smallest model.
Having been launched in 2015, the Japanese manufacturer has given the Mazda2
a lease of life by adding G-Vectoring Technology and improving the suspension and steering for better ride comfort and response.
GT and GT Sport trims have been brought into the top of the specification range and they add a more dynamic edge to the line-up. The GT model will be fitted with the 1.5-litre SkyActiv-G engine that produces 88bhp, while the top GT Sport will be fitted exclusively with a 112bhp 1.5-litre unit and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Both the new versions have LED headlights, daytime running lights, a black rear spoiler and 16-inch silver alloy wheels, as well as black leather seats and a colour head-up display. The GT Sport also gets a reversing camera.
With Mazda’s all orientated towards driving pleasure, the brand has further improved the 2’s underpinnings with new front and rear damper settings. The front lower suspension arm has been modified and the electric steering has been re-calibrated for an improved feel.
New seat fabrics, steering wheel and door mirrors with wrap around indicators have also been added and this has helped the model become more refined. Noise-insulating glass and extra insulation to the engine cover means noise entering the front of the cabin is reduced, while padding has been added to the boot to prevent exterior noise entering the rear section.
The GT models start from £16,395 and both go on sale in June.
Added: 25 April 2017