Published on May 31st, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
2023 Mazda2 Facelift Details Revealed: Two New Faces For UK-Spec
The latest Mazda2 facelift comes with an optional distinct new grille.
Mazda’s B-segment entry, the Mazda2, has been around for nearly a decade in its third generation and the company has shown no sign of taking it off the market. Earlier this year, they teased a 2nd facelift to the third gen model and now we get more details of the UK-spec. Overall, the new 2 gets updated bumpers, dash panels and 2 new colours (Aero Grey and Air Stream Blue) along with other minor changes. The new ‘signature Mazda wing’ cuts into the leading edge of the headlight rather than passing underneath it. The new design also incorporates a colour accept tab on the front grille and rear bumper.
Four trim grades will be offered for the 2024 Mazda2 in the UK – Centre-Line, Homura, Exclusive-Line and Homura Aka. The Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line models come with a new closed-off grille shape. This new look focuses on a more casual and fun-loving customer image. All models come with a 1.5L 4-cylinder petrol motor in various outputs with some variants featuring a mild-hybrid system for better emissions. The Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line models come with a 75PS or 90PS (mild hybrid) motor with a 6-speed manual.
For those looking for a sportier hatch, the Homura and Homura Aka grades come with more aggressive styling and more powerful engine options too. These versions get the 90PS versions of either the petrol (auto) or mild hybrid powertrain (manual) as well as a 115PS version of the mild hybrid too at the top end.
Design of the Mazda 2 Centre-Line and Exclusive-Line
These two models have their blocked off new grille either colour-matched or in Jet Black depending on the body colour.
- Soul Red Crystal
- Snowflake White
- Platinum Quartz
- Polymetal Grey
- Air Stream Blue
Jet Black grille:
- Machine Grey
- Deep Crystal Blue
- Ceramic Metallic
- Aero Grey
- Jet Black
These models come with a small yellow tab in the grille and rear bumper. The rear bumper also gets a full width lower moulding. Rim sizes range from 15″ to 16″.
Inside, the new decorative dash panel is mint coloured on the cars that are Air Stream Blue or Ceramic Metallic coloured. On Soul Red Crystal, Snowflake White, Platinum Quartz and Polymetal Grey, the dash panel is finished in pure white. Other colours get a mirror black dash panel.
Design of the Mazda 2 Homura and Homura Aka
These sportier models get a black honeycomb grille, red accent tabs, black wing mirror caps, alloy wheels, and shark fin roof antenna.
There’s also a gloss black roof and the rims are all 16″. Inside, there are black cloth seats with red accents, black gloss dash panels with contrast red vent surrounds.
The Homura Aka adds half leather seats, soft touch black dash panel with red stitching.
All models feature navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, cruise control, integrated Bluetooth, climate control, and G-Vectoring Control Plus.