Back in February Mazda said that three vehicles would be coming our way at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 and these were the 2nd gen CX-5, CX-3 Crossover and the 2017 Mazda 2. The update to the latter was mild but it comes with the G-Vectoring driving tech upgrade that was first seen in the Mazda 6 and MazdaCX-5.
The 4th generation Mazda 2 arrived in 2014 and the 2017 Mazda 2 was treated to updates as expected. However it’s not a huge facelift. The exterior looks much the same, with the exception of the lower part of the bumper being different.
At the back end of the Mazda 2 there have been minimal changes to the bumper but one worthy change at the front is the Adaptive LED headlights, which are part of the i-ActivSense suite, which has been updated.
The 2017 Mazda 2 gets the G-Vectoring Control system and this detects the steering input and vertical load to the front wheels and then reduces the engine torque when going around corners and improves the response of the steering and stability.
Inside the 2017 Mazda 2 there is a newly designed steering wheel and the dashboard in the centre comes with a head-up display offering full colour. You can go for the Tailored Brown option and this gives you light brown upholstery on the seating along with the lower dashboard and door cards.
The 2017 Mazda 2 is going to be available with all-wheel drive as an option in Japan, the model in Europe is going to be front-wheel drive. In Japan it comes with two four-cylinder engines and the entry is the 1.3 litre SkyActiv-G, which isn’t available in Europe. The top of the range is the .5 litre diesel SkyActiv-D. Five and six speed manual is available and six-speed automatic comes as an option.
In Europe there is the 1.5 litre SkyActiv-G and the 1.5 SkyActiv-D versions available. So are you interested in the 2017 Mazda 2?