Range-topping GT and GT Sport models will join the Mazda 2 lineup – they’re well equipped as standard and come in two unique colours
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- Range-topping GT and GT Sport trims added to Mazda 2 lineup
- They feature two unique paint colours and lots of standard kit
- 89hp and 113hp petrol engines available
- On sale in June 2017 priced from £16,395
Mazda has announced two new high spec trims for its compact Mazda 2 – GT and GT Sport. They’ll come with two unique paint options, revised exterior styling touches and new high-end interior features including tinted rear windows, rear parking sensors and a head-up display whne they go on sale on 1 June 2017.
2018 Mazda 2 GT and GT Sport styling
A range of subtle touches helps GT and GT Sport stand out from other trims in the Mazda 2 range. New Deep Crimson Mica and Eternal Blue Mica paint – dark burgundy and deep blue respectively – give them a mature, upmarket appearance while LED headlights, a contrasting black rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels help further distinguish these range-topping models from the standard car.
New GT and GT Sport models are also offered with LED fog lamps, a shark fin antenna and a chrome grille surround.
2018 Mazda 2 GT and GT Sport interior
These new trims come with a selection of features borrowed from the already well-equipped Sport Nav model. A seven-inch touch screen infotainment system, sat-nav, DAB digital radio and cruise control are joined by a number of active safety features including emergency city braking and lane-departure warning.
Additional features fitted to GT and GT Sport models include black leather seats with a brown dashboard insert, a colour head-up display and Mazda 2 scuff plates on the door sills. Tinted rear windows, rear parking sensors, climate control and keyless entry also come as standard. The 113hp GT Sport model benefits from a reversing camera, too.
2018 Mazda 2 GT and GT Sport engines and driving
Powering the GT and GT Sport trims is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with either 89hp or 113hp. The 89hp variant is good for a claimed 63mpg, while the more powerful 113hp model returns a claimed 56mpg. All models come with a six-speed manual gearbox.
All Mazda 2 models have had their suspension reworked and handling sharpened by a new torque vectoring system. This feature slightly reduces power sent to the inside wheels when cornering to help the car turn more sharply. Other small changes have been made to limit body roll in tight corners, too.
2018 Mazda 2 GT and GT Sport price and release date
The GT and GT Sport trims will round off the now eight-car Mazda 2 range when they go on sale on 1 June 2017. The 1.5 89hp GT is priced from £16,395.