It’s been slightly over seven months now since the arrival of the Thai-built Mazda2 sedan and hatchback. However, more surprises await those who are interested in Mazda’s peppy little looker. Just this morning, a pair of Mazda2s arrived at Bermaz Motor’s HQ in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, in two new colours – Dynamic Blue and Smoky Rose Mica.
We were also told that the Black Mica shade will join the lineup, bringing the tally up to seven different hues. Now, deliveries for the Blue and Rose coloured Mazda2 will only start early next year, if not much later this year at best. If you opt for the Black Mica shade, then expect an earlier arrival date in September.
If you’re wondering whether the new colours spell more cost, fret not, because Bermaz Motor has confirmed that there will be no price increase. As such, pricing for both the hatchback and sedan remains identical – at RM88k (OTR with insurance and GST) – as is their specification.
To quickly recap, Mazda’s B-Segment pride is powered by a 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. It makes 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, all of which are sent to the front wheels.
In our real world tests (read our written review or video review here), we found the Mazda2 to be incredibly consistent with regards to fuel consumption, averaging around 5.9 litres per 100km. We also managed to cover approximately 650km of tarmac (60 percent highway, 40 percent city with moderate to heavy traffic) with just 35 litres of fuel. That too, was a very consistent test result.
If this piece of news piques your interest, be sure to drop by the Glenmarie showroom in Shah Alam for an up-close and personal look at one of the best B-Segment cars money can buy!