Details of the prices and trims that will be available with the upcoming Mazda2 have been released by the Japanese firm.
The car is the first 2 to be sold on a platform not shared by the Ford Fiesta – making it a direct rival.
We’ve already pored over the details of the 2 when it was first shown to the press – check out our preview article on the Mazda2 here. Now the firm has released information on how much it’s going to cost.
Interestingly, considering the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa are the 2′s main rivals, the company has set an £11,995 starting price – £2,000 more than the Ford and £3,000 more than the Vauxhall. Mazda counters by having more standard equipment but it’s slightly disappointing it can’t compete with its most basic rivals on cost.
The mid-range SE-L Nav model comes with a seven-inch colour touch-screen, a range of Mazda-specific apps to link your smartphone to the car, DAB digital radio and sat-nav. Sport Nav models also get larger alloy wheels, keyless entry and full climate control.
From launch, a special Sports Launch edition will be available from £14,995 which gets privacy glass, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors and a free upgrade to metallic, mica or pearlescent paint.
A comprehensive range of standard safety assistance technologies keep everyone in the car safe. ABS with electronic brakeforce assist and distribution, traction and stability control, emergency stop assist, hill hold and tyre pressure monitoring all keep a watchful eye over proceedings.
Move higher up the range and you can also equip lane departure warning, automatic city braking, high-beam control, blind-spot monitoring and a cross-traffic monitor. The latter of which has only started to appear on high-end cars like the Volvo XC90.
When can I get one?
A specific date hasn’t been set and we’ll have a full review on the site before then but mid-to-late spring seems to be a reasonable estimate.