Upgraded Mazda 2 unveiled at the Paris motor show
30 September 2010

Mazda has unveiled its facelifted 2 supermini at the Paris motor show.

The front styling has been given Mazda’s new ‘family face’, including a new front grille and fog light surrounds, while the interior has also been upgraded.

See the official pic of the new Mazda 2 - plus pics from the Paris motor show

All engines in the Mazda 2 line-up have been made Euro 5 compliant and a new automatic version has been introduced into the range.

Changes have also been made to the 2’s chassis to boost ride comfort.

Also on Mazda’s Paris show stand is its new 5 MPV, complete with its new 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine. This unit is 15 per cent more frugal than Mazda’s previous 2.0-litre diesel engine and is mated to a new lightweight six-speed manual gearbox.

The MZ-CD 1.6 diesel engine has been upgraded in the Mazda 3 to offer 6bhp more power and 12 per cent more torque, while also improving fuel consumption and lowering CO2 emissions.

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23 August 2010

If this picture is anything to go by I don't think they've improved the looks.

I always thought that the 2 was a very pretty, delicate and balanced design, but this makes the nose look too heavy. So many manufacturers seem to think that an over emphasised lower front grille is the way to go, but I'm getting bored with it now.

23 August 2010

[quote catnip]

If this picture is anything to go by I don't think they've improved the looks.

I always thought that the 2 was a very pretty, delicate and balanced design, but this makes the nose look too heavy. So many manufacturers seem to think that an over emphasised lower front grille is the way to go, but I'm getting bored with it now.

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+1 The poor little 2 has been subject to the same process of munterification suffered by the once very pretty Grand Punto..

23 August 2010

I actually think it looks great! A bit more differentiated from its Fiesta sibling now (their lower grilles were remarkably similar). I think the 3 looks great, and they've just tweaked this enough for it to fit into the family. Having said that, I thought they were getting rid of all this 'flow' business?...

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

23 August 2010

[quote Mini1]I actually think it looks great! A bit more differentiated from its Fiesta sibling now (their lower grilles were remarkably similar). I think the 3 looks great, and they've just tweaked this enough for it to fit into the family. Having said that, I thought they were getting rid of all this 'flow' business?...[/quote]

Unless the imminent Fiesta facelift makes the two of them look similar again :o)

I read recently that Mazda said the new 5 was going to be the last model with the 'flow' design language - maybe Mazda are getting a bit confused like Peugeot, not knowing which way to go....

23 August 2010

I dont like this new corporate face of Mazda. they have given it a 'grinning fool' look, that makes the 'wide mouth frog' Peugeot grill look good in comparison.

Shame as the 2 did look good before, and as TBH said, its the same as the Punto to Punto Evo face lift which spoils an otherwise pretty car.

23 August 2010

I think they have avoided,just,from spoiling a good looking car.The Punto was spoiled by the facelift.too much collagen!!!

23 August 2010

[quote artill]I dont like this new corporate face of Mazda. they have given it a 'grinning fool' look, that makes the 'wide mouth frog' Peugeot grill look good in comparison. [/quote]

+1

I thought they had employed the designer that Peugeot used.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

23 August 2010

I've always liked the Mazda 2, and this is a much better facelift than the punto you all seem to mention. Its maybe not quite as pretty as before, but still a decent looking little car. What has always let it down though, is the interior. I'm sure its well built, but it looks half finished in places and a bit low rent. Its that reason I counted it out when I replaced my car a few months back

23 August 2010

[quote Zeddy]

[quote artill]I dont like this new corporate face of Mazda. they have given it a 'grinning fool' look, that makes the 'wide mouth frog' Peugeot grill look good in comparison. [/quote]

+1

I thought they had employed the designer that Peugeot used.

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+2 I can't stand the 'grinning' face that Mazda insists on putting on all of its cars at the moment.

23 August 2010

They've facelifted a pretty car and given it an ugly gaping mouth.

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