The Mazda2 continues to embody Mazda’s hugely successful award-winning Kodo: Soul of Motion design theme, to create a car with a playful, yet elegant spirit. Since its debut, the Mazda2 has defied convention by eschewing the traditional monobox shape found in some supermini designs and features muscular cab-rearward proportions. Representing the biggest change to the current generation Mazda2’s look since its launch in 2014, the current Mazda2 has received a substantially revised new look with fresh exterior styling, new colours, and for the first time, a distinctive variance of styling between different models in the line-up.
Across the four newly named trim grades: Centre-Line, Homura, Exclusive-Line and Homura Aka - the Mazda2 features a new grille, a sleeker bumper design and two exterior colours that make their Mazda debut on the supermini: Aero Grey and Air Stream Blue.
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. The Mazda2’s personality has been redefined with Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line focusing on a fun and casual nature, while the Homura and Homura Aka have been designed to give the Mazda2 a sportier look and character
Across all models the Mazda2’s new grille sees the signature Mazda wing surround pass behind rather than below the number plate, leaving space to accentuate the new sportier lower bumper trim and shape. Additionally, to give a sharper look, the signature wing grille surround cuts into the leading edge of the headlight rather than passing underneath, while asymmetrically placed colour accent tabs feature on the front grille and rear bumper across all models.
The Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line have a front-end design that features a large coloured panel across the lower section of the grille, which combined with the new front bumper design and more prominent lower grille section with a gloss black signature wing surround, gives the Mazda2 an unmistakable new look. With the aim of giving customers more colour combination choices, on Soul Red Crystal, Snowflake White, Platinum Quartz, Polymetal Grey and the new Air Stream Blue the grille panel is body coloured, while on Machine Grey, Deep Crystal Blue, Ceramic Metallic and the new Aero Grey colour, the grille panel is in Jet Black to give a smart contrasting look. Jet Black cars also have a Jet Black grille panel.
All Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line cars feature a small yellow accent tab in the grille, something that’s repeated at the back where the revised rear bumper features a now full width black lower moulding with the yellow accent tab. Centre-Line cars feature 15-inch silver alloy wheels as standard, while Exclusive-Line steps up to 16-inch bright alloy wheels.
The Homura and Homura Aka Mazda2 take a different approach and have been designed to be a more sporty interpretation of the Mazda2. Taking advantage of the Mazda2’s well-proportioned Kodo design and the new sleeker bumper design, the Homura has a black honeycomb grille with a red accent tab, matched to gloss black door mirrors, 16-inch black alloy wheels and a black shark fin roof antenna. At the back, the red accent sits on the lower right hand side of the black bumper trim strip.
At the top of the range, the Homura Aka has the same black honeycomb grille with red accent and black mirrors, but features 16-inch black and silver metallic machined alloy wheels and a gloss black roof to further enhance the sporty colour contrasting look.
The updated Mazda2 is available in the following paint options: Arctic White, Snowflake White, Ceramic Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black, Machine Grey, Polymetal Grey, Soul Red Crystal and new colours Air Stream Blue and Aero Grey Metallic.
As before, the Mazda2 is sold alongside the Mazda2 Hybrid, so Mazda will have two distinct models and cars available in the competitive supermini segment.