JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A revised Mazda2 hatchback will be in the brand’s showrooms across southern Africa in tme for Christmas with a freshened shape, new Skyactiv tech, and improved Activsense crash mitigation features.
It’s been called the G Generation.
A 1500cc petrol engine will propel manual and auto versions – six derivatives made up of the Active (entry spec), Dynamic (mid-spec) and Individual and Hazumi (high-spec). Mazda says research into intrusive engine, slipstream and suspension noise took a new approach for the G Generation.
”Comfort and convenience,” Mazda says, ”have been improved with Bluetooth across the range as well as, variously, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
”There’s also stability control and revised front seats claim to make driving easier and have leather or cloth upholstery, according to model.”
Mazda believes this new version brings better styling while the revised shape rides on new 15″ alloy wheel rims on the Dynamic range and gloss 16″ alloys on individual units.
Diode headlights are now standard, side and curtain crash mitigation bags are fitted and auto folding mirrors casings, reversing camera and radar appear on various models.
Units will be delivered with a three-year unlimited kilometres service plan, a three-year factory warranty, a three-year roadside assistance scheme, and a five-year no-rust-through warranty. As with any automobile purchase, read the conditions of the various plans carefully.
…AND SO TO THE PRICES
Mazda2 1.5L Active – R254 300
Mazda2 1.5L Dynamic – R278 100; auto – R294 100
Mazda2 1.5L Individual Manual – R302400; auto R318,400
Mazda2 1.5L Hazumi auto – R342 200 (Incl VAT)
All prices include VAT.