Now starting at $22,290 before on-road costs, the Mazda 2 has been hit with price increases of between $680 and $1080, depending on the model selected.
On the outside, the differences to the hatch are subtle, with just a re-designed front bumper and black or body-coloured front grille slightly changing the car’s aesthetic.
Along the same lines, the Mazda 2 sedan and range-topping GT hatch also gets a near rear bumper.
Two new paint finishes are also available, with Aero Grey Metallic and Airstream Blue Metallic now being options for the first time on the small car.
In total there are nine colour options on the table, with premium paint shades such as Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic and Polymetal Grey Metallic costing an extra $595 as the premium paint options.
On the inside, the changes are just as subtle with dash finishes, and red highlights now available on selected models in the range. The same 7.0-inch infotainment screen carries over from the last model, which gets wired Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity.
Beneath the bonnet, things are identical to the last model, with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine offered.
This engine makes 823kW/144Nm and sends power to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual, or a six-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda 2 2023: prices in Australia
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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