The Mazda 2 has received some minor tweaks and a new trim level as part of its 2022 model year update.
Mazda has also bumped prices up by $200 across the entire range.
Prices now start at $21,190 before on-road costs for the G15 Pure manual hatch, and rise to $26,190 before on-road costs for the G15 GT automatic hatch and sedan.
Now standard across the range are rear seat-belt reminders to conform with the latest Australian Design Rule (ADR) regulations, just like its high-riding Mazda CX-3 sibling. Previously, there were only reminders for the front seats.
There’s a new G15 Pure SP trim level that boasts some minor exterior and interior changes. It’s exclusive to the hatchback and is only available with a six-speed automatic.
Mazda has also cut the G15 Pure manual sedan from the range for the 2022 model year, leaving only the G15 Pure hatch with the option of a manual. The manual only accounts for around one per cent of total Mazda 2 sales.
There’s a new paint colour, Platinum Quartz Metallic, that’s available across the range.
Polymetal Grey, once reserved exclusively for the hatchback, is now available on the sedan variant as well.
According to VFACTS, Mazda has sold 3839 examples of the 2 hatchback and sedan until the end of October 2021.
Over the same period it was outsold by the MG 3 (11,545), Kia Rio (4918), Volkswagen Polo (4135) and the Toyota Yaris (4106).
With the discontinuation of the Holden Barina, Honda City and Hyundai Accent, the Mazda 2 is now the only light car to offer a sedan body in its class.
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 Pure manual hatch: $21,190 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 Pure automatic hatch: $23,190 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 Pure automatic sedan: $23,190 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 Pure SP automatic hatch: $23,690 (NEW)
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 Evolve automatic hatch: $24,690 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 GT automatic hatch: $26,190 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda 2 G15 GT automatic sedan: $26,190 (+$200)
All prices exclude on-road costs
All 2022 Mazda 2 models come with a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 82kW of power and 144Nm of torque.
It’s mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Mazda 2 consumes 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle when equipped with a manual transmission and 5.3L/100km with the automatic.
It runs on 91RON regular unleaded fuel and has a 44L fuel tank in both hatch and sedan variants.
The 2022 Mazda 2 in hatchback form measures in at 1695mm wide, 1495mm tall, and 4065mm long with a 2570mm wheelbase.
Its sedan counterpart has the same width and wheelbase length but is lower at 1470mm and longer at 4340mm.
Luggage space with the second row of seats upright is 250L in the hatchback and 440L in the sedan.
Servicing and Warranty
The Mazda 2 requires servicing every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.
The first five services cost the following:
- 12 months/10,000km: $316
- 24 months/20,000km: $346
- 36 months/30,000km: $316
- 48 months/40,000km: $346
- 60 months/50,000km: $316
As with the wider Mazda range, the 2 has a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
The Mazda 2 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing carried out in 2015.
All 2022 Mazda 2 models come standard six airbags, and the following active safety equipment:
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
- Reversing AEB
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Traffic sign recognition
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
- Seat-belt warning for all passengers (NEW)
The G15 Pure comes standard with the following equipment:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- LED headlights
- Cruise control
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Keyless start
- Six-speaker sound system
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
The G15 Pure SP gains the following:
- 16-inch black alloy wheels
- Black exterior mirrors
- Black grille
- Chrome exhaust tip
- Black cloth upholstery with red highlights
The G15 Evolve includes:
- Automatic headlights
- Satellite navigation
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Climate control air-conditioning
- Rain-sensing wipers
The G15 GT also features:
- Leather and suede upholstery
- Proximity entry
- Adaptive cruise control
- Surround-view camera
- Front parking sensors
The 2022 Mazda 2 is available in the following paint colours:
- Snowflake White Pearl
- Sonic Silver
- Jet Black
- Deep Crystal Blue (Hatchback only)
- Platinum Quartz Metallic (NEW)
- Machine Grey (+$495)
- Polymetal Grey (+$495)
- Soul Red Crystal (+$495)
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