Mazda 2 Spruced Up With Colour Edition

What am I looking at?

The “Colour Edition” – one of two new special edition versions of Mazda’s 2.

What’s new?

Each of the two versions – Colour and Sport Colour – takes a basic Mazda 2 and ticks the options list.

On the Colour Edition, you get 15″ alloy wheels (in dark grey), privacy glass and Parrot Bluetooth handsfree. There’s a host of colour-matched trinkets – black door mirror housings and rear spoiler, black seat trim with red piping and body colour door trim and air vent louvres.

The Sport Colour adds where the Colour leaves off, with a 6.1 inch Mazda Navigation System, 16 dark grey alloy wheels, sports styling kit and front fog lights.

Each car comes in one of three colours – red, white or silver – with a limited edition number plaque on the passenger dash.

What powers it?

Both models are powered by versions of Mazda’s 1.3 litre petrol four cylinder, with the Colour Edition using the entry level 74hp version and the Sport Colour with the 83hp variant. The Sport Colour is, appropriately, a second quicker to 60mph at 13.6s and will stretch its legs 2mph further to 106mph.

The engines are rated at the same economy – 56.5mpg combined – and are equally placed in VED Band C (115g/km CO2) for a 30 annual ticket, with the first year free.

How much will it cost me?

The Colour is a 550 premium over the entry level model at 11,745, while the Sport Colour is another 1,100 at 12,845. Both are available now, alongside an updated regular four model line up of Mazda 2, from 11,195 (SE) to 13,395 (Sport Venture).

Anything else?

Both cars are limited to a production run of just 1000 units, complete with a numbered plaque. It’s also worth noting that the Colours may be available in three shades, but the pearlescent white and metallic silver are 500 options. For a car named Colour, you’d hope for some more exciting hues too…

Any alternatives?

Like the Micra Limited Edition last week and the Adam Black/White before it, the Mazda 2 Colour is in a hard class. It’d take serious nerves to walk past the Ford Fiesta at this price – especially as the Mazda 2 is based on the previous generation Fiesta – even if the Colour has a nice spread of kit.

In a line…

A good value choice for lateral-thinking supermini buyers.

Want to know more? Check out our full buying guide to the Mazda 2 with reviews, user reviews, photos, videos and stats.

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