Mazda 2 update images leaked

Unreleased images of the freshened-up Mazda 2 have been spilled ahead of its Aussie arrival.

2017 Mazda 2 Side Parked Jpg

Images of an upcoming Mazda 2 mid-life facelift have been leaked before the model’s official reveal, giving us an advance look at the latest version of this popular light hatch.

The images were found in a Japanese-market Mazda brochure and posted online to blog CarDrive. They show very subtle changes to the exterior appearance of the Mazda 2 – known as the Demio in Japan – though more significant changes inside have added charm and appeal to the 2’s funky cabin..

Mazda 2

From the outside the revised yet largely familiar bodywork has updates limited to new paint options, including the Machine Grey colour debuted with the Mazda CX-9 and featuring in the Mazda MX-5 RF palette, plus some very minor tweaks to trim and bumper details.

The interior is where the Mazda 2 gets most of the design-love, with its refresh aligning the baby Mazda with the brand’s latest design signatures, which we’ve seen roll-out with the likes of the CX-9 and facelifted Mazda 3 range.

A new steering wheel is one of the obvious and significant changes, as it is the single most interacted with control in any vehicle. Side-mirrors have also received a makeover.

2017 Mazda 2 interior

We expect the Mazda 2 to get some mechanical changes to go with the visual upgrades, although these are yet to be announced.

Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system, as seen in Mazda 6 and 3, is a likely addition to this model. This steering system is designed to minimise driver fatigue by reducing the amount of small corrections needed when driving in a straight line..

The local launch for the Mazda2 is next month, so we’ll deliver more details then.


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