Launched in Malaysia last December as a 2024-year model, the newest Mazda 2 facelift is in reality the Japanese B-segment model’s second, after the primary facelift that made its debut in 2019.
In Malaysia, the 2024 Mazda 2 continues to be offered in sedan and hatchback forms, and is priced at RM108,670 on-the-road without insurance (with an additional RM500 premium if you happen to go for the Soul Red Crystal paint finish), or RM5,000 greater than its previous update for Malaysia in 2020.
Powertrain for the fully imported, CBU Thailand duo continues to be the Skyactiv-G 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four petrol engine, producing 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 149 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. These outputs are sent to the front wheels via a six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission with manual override and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles. Also within the powertrain feature set are GVC Plus, and auto start-stop idling.
The examples we now have photographed listed here are in the colors exclusive to their bodystyle, that are Airstream Blue for the hatchback, and Aero Grey for the sedan. On the outside, the updated front fascia sees the appliance of a brand new grille with a honeycomb insert with red accent and a black surround, situated above a reprofiled lower intake.
On the rear, the hatchback differs from the sedan in wearing slimmer, barely asymmetrical lower trim treatment courtesy of the red accent mirroring that in front, while the alloy wheels for each sedan and hatchback bodystyles share an updated 16-inch wheel design in a two-tone finish. Tyres proceed to be Dunlop Enasave EC300+ units, in the identical 185/60R16 size as before.
Here, each sedan and hatchback versions are laid out in the 1.5G trim level, which brings LED headlamps that now include automatic functionality, together with rain-sensing wipers and auto-folding exterior side mirrors. Rear lights and rear foglamps proceed to be bulb-type units, and the rear end gets 4 parking sensors.
The inside of the newest Mazda 2 facelift is basically carried over when it comes to overall design, with the slight asymmetry continuing to feature courtesy of the slim-line air-conditioning vent on the centre-passenger side, in contrast with the opposite three vents that are circular units, this time with their inner rings in red.
The 2-thirds width dashboard trim piece is now updated to make use of a black suede-like fabric, which can be used on the door cards and seat upholstery panels. For the latter, the perforations in a red contrast color is positioned off-centre.
For the driving force, the instrument cluster reverts to an earlier configuration that’s the analog speedometer which takes centrestage with the tachometer relegated to the left digital display enclosure, integrated with the gear position display. Reverting to this instrumentation also implies that the head-up display from the sooner 2020 facelift isn’t any more, though what buyers will get as an alternative is cruise control.
The inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is carried over from the model’s first facelift, shown through the identical seven-inch touchscreen in a gloss black surround as before, foregoing the larger eight-inch units of its larger siblings. Audio is by a six-speaker setup.
Now, the charging and dual USB outlets have been relocated upwards with the omission of the optical disc drive, freeing up space at its base ahead of the gearlever. Behind this, the infotainment controls and dual cupholders remain in tandem as before.
For safety kit, the Mazda 2 facelift sedan and hatchback proceed to employ two airbags, while lively safety includes ABS, EBD, brake assist, DSC, traction control, all-seat seat belt reminder and emergency stop signal. Recent assistance features here include hill launch assist and a walk-away locking function.
Exterior colors for the 2024 Mazda 2 facelift in Malaysia are Soul Red Crystal, Platinum Quartz and Snowflake White Pearl for each sedan and hatchback, with Soul Red Crystal being a RM500 premium option. As mentioned, Airstream Blue – alongwith Polymetal Grey – are exclusive to the hatchback, while Aero Grey is a sedan-only selection.
Each purchase of the 2024 Mazda 2 comes with a five-year, 100,000-km warranty in addition to free maintenance, while Activ-e window tint film may be optioned for an additional RM1,900. What do you think that of the newest update to the Mazda 2 range? Tell us within the comments.
2024 Mazda 2 1.5G High Hatchback
2024 Mazda 2 1.5G High Sedan
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