In conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of the Mazda brand, Bermaz Motor has officially unveiled the 2020 Mazda2 facelift on our shores, and is now available for booking.
The 2020 Mazda2 facelift is now only available with a single specification, in both hatchback and sedan body styles. The updated Mazda2 is priced from RM103,670, which is an increase of over RM9,000 over the pre-facelift model.
Mechanically, no changes were made to the SkyActiv-G 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. As before, power output is rated at 114 hp and 149 Nm of torque, and is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with manual shift mode.
New to the 2020 Mazda2 is the GVC Plus torque vectoring system, which uses brakes individually on each wheels in response to throttle and steering input, in addition to varying the engine torque output, to enhance handling performance of the car.
Styling wise, the facelift includes a new front grille design in line with Mazda’s newer “seventh-generation products”, such as the Mazda3 and CX-30, along with a cleaner slim-line front and rear bumper design.
Inside, the Mazda2 receives an updated seven-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system, which now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The interior trim has also been reupholstered in a blue-gray leather, while the seats also receive a new sculpture to provide more resistance to head movements, improving the driver’s sense of balance.
Mazda also says that the driving experienced has been enhanced with a “human-centered” philosophy. The suspension setup has been tuned for smoother vehicle movement and comfort, while the gearbox has also been tuned for smoother acceleration which minimises head and body movements of the passenger.
Otherwise, the kit arsenal remains unchanged. This includes full-LED auto-levelling headlights with LED daytime running lights, and bulb-type rear combination lights, along with newly-designed 16-inch alloy wheels.
The hatchback variant gets LED reverse and rear fog lights, while the sedan remains bulb illuminated. The hatchback bodystyle also gets a rear spoiler as standard.
Inside, the Mazda2 features keyless entry and start, coloured head-up display, paddle shifters, and single-zone climate control system.
Safety wise, the Mazda2 remains unchanged with two front airbags, ABS with EBD, dynamic stability control, traction control, hill launch assist, emergency brake assist, and emergency stop signal. The Mazda2 does not come with any advance driver assist features.
The Mazda2 hatchback is available in 10 exterior colour options – Ceramic Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue, Eternal Blue Mica, Jet Black, Machine Gray, Polymetal Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Sonic Silver, Soul Red Crystal, and Titanium Flash.
The sedan bodystyle meanwhile is available with 8 – with the omission of Deep Crystal Blue and Polymetal Gray. The Soul Red Crystal shade is a RM500 premium on either body styles.
As with all other Mazda vehicles, the Mazda2 comes with a five-year/100,000 km manufacturer warranty and five-year/100,000 km free scheduled maintenance, inclusive of parts, lubricants, and labour.