With its reach-and-rake adjustable steering wheel, perfectly positioned pedals, supportive front seats and deep-set instrument panel, the spacious and generously appointed cabin of the Mazda2 reflects its athletic external lines with its driver-centric cabin design.
The height and shape of the door openings are optimised to ease entry and exit from the Mazda2, in even the tightest of parking spaces. Along with the centrally positioned steering wheel and pedal layout, the driver’s seat offers a generous 260mm of movement, while the steering wheel boasts 50mm of telescopic range and 50mm of rake adjustment. The instrument and control layout sees the binnacle positioned ahead of the driver with a winged instrument panel that displays vital driving data. On all models a dash-mounted 8-inch colour touch-screen display combined with a smooth rotary Multimedia Commander is standard, delivering an enhanced human-machine interface (HMI), which offers extremely safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control for drivers.
For the latest Mazda2 the interior offers new levels of design, while a far bigger choice of colouration allows for more choice across the range. As with the exterior styling, Mazda’s designers have focused on new design features that give the different models a more distinctive appearance to allow customers the opportunity to reflect their individuality with a wider choice of colour combinations across the four model grades.
Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line cars have a new colour combination style with a new decorative dash panel that is mint coloured on Air Stream Blue and Ceramic Metallic cars for example. On Soul Red Crystal, Snowflake White, Platinum Quartz and Polymetal Grey cars the dash panel is pure white, while the remaining exterior colours get a gloss black finish. This is matched to premium black cloth trim and white air vent surrounds.
The Homura and Homura Aka take a different approach and have been designed to be a more sporty interpretation of the Mazda2. With these models the exterior colour doesn’t change the interior palette. All Homura models have premium black cloth seats with red accents combine with a black gloss dash panel with contrasting red air vent surrounds. The range-topping Homura Aka features black half leather seats with red accents, a soft touch black dash panel with red stitching and the equipment tally adds heated front seats and steering wheel.
As has always been the case with the Mazda2, the latest Mazda2 sees excellent standard specifications across the entire range. All models feature navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, cruise control, integrated Bluetooth and climate control. The 2023 model’s revised dashboard trims, air vents louvres and door inserts are all examples of how improvements to materials and design have enhanced the Mazda2’s already upmarket design.
The comfort of all occupants has also been considered with a host of design features - the front seats feature a design structure that supports the body and helps maintain a healthy posture in which the pelvis is upright and the spine maintains a natural S-shaped curve to prevent fatigue. The boot space in the Mazda2 remains at 280-litres, which in turn increases 950-litres with the 60:40 split rear seats folded down across all trim levels.
The regular shape of the boot means it can now comfortably hold a large 72cm suitcase or a standard-sized baby buggy (with rear seats in place) or a pair of golf bags with the seats folded. Refinement is also key to the Mazda2’s cabin design and thanks to the damping materials fitted throughout the cabin, plus excellent sound insulation and rubber sealings, occupants will be able benefit from low-levels of cabin noise and external vibrations.
With its new interior colours and revised model line up the Mazda2 offers extra individuality with more distinct model grades, increased colour choice and refreshed styling.