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Mazda 2 2023: Australian pricing announced for facelifted MG3 and Kia Rio rival 


Mazda Australia has announced pricing for the Mazda 2 hatchback, which recently benefited from a mild facelift. 

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. 

2023 Mazda 2 front 3/4
A black grille is one of the main exterior changes to the Mazda 2

At this price point, the Mazda 2 competes primarily with the Kia Rio, Toyota Yaris, and the MG3 in the small car segment. 

Subtle changes come to Mazda’s smallest car

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. 

2023 Mazda 2 rear 3/4
Two new paint options are available

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. 

2023 Mazda 2 interior
Eye-catching red contrast stitching has come to the Mazda 2

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.

  • Pure hatch manual: $22,290 (+$780)
  • Pure hatch auto: $24,290 (+$780)
  • Pure sedan: $24,290 (+$780)
  • Pure SP hatch: $25,090 (+$1080)
  • Evolve: $25,790 (+$680)
  • GT hatch: $27,490 (+$880)
  • GT sedan: $27,490 (+$880)