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Mazda2 1.5 Tech Edition

Mazda2 1.5 Tech Edition

John Murdoch, 2018-01-07

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THE Mazda2 has always been one of my favourite superminis thanks to its stylish looks and agile handling.

The company has recently revamped the 2 to keep it sharp and introduce more technology and I have just had the chance to sample the improvements.

The most important introduction is the addition of the company's G-Vectoring Control technology. It works by varying the engine's torque across the front axle making for even more precise cornering.

In addition Mazda has also tweaked the steering and revised the suspension and dampers and the result is a great drive and improved ride comfort.

Noise insulating glass and extra sound deadening under the bonnet means that the 2 is now quieter and some models now boast LED front foglamps and folding door mirrors as standard.

My drive was in the limited Tech Edition which costs just £300 more than the 1.5 90ps SE-L Nav model making it £14,995.

Only 750 units are available in the UK and the extra £300 gets you larger alloys, rear parking sensors, privacy glass, climate control, auto lights and rain sensing wipers - making it a bit of a bargain.

The new interiors are a huge improvement and is now as stylish as the exterior with new materials, upmarket detailing, a large speedo and a seven-inch touchscreen display.

Four adults can travel in comfort and all models in the range also come with a good music system, a new steering wheel with controls, start/stop and hill hold assist. Boot capacity is 280 litres or 950 litres with the rear seats folded.

The 2 also features a head-up display, easy to use smartphone connectivity and the latest safety equipment including an auto brake function and lane departure warning.

Under the bonnet of the Tech Edition sits Mazda's lively and efficient 1.5 SKYACTIV-G petrol unit combined with a slick five-speed manual gearbox. It is good for 114mph and can reach 62mph in just 9.4 seconds. Always willing it also offers excellent economy with a claimed combined figure of 62.8mpg.

A pleasure to drive, the Mazda 2 is great in the city and a comfortable cruiser on motorways. It is surprisingly spacious and all UK versions are built in Japan so the build quality is first class.

Fast Facts

Mazda2 1.5 Tech Edition

Price: £14995

Mechanical: 90ps, 1,496cc, 4cyl petrol engine driving front wheels via 5-speed manual gearbox

Max Speed: 114mph

0-62mph: 9.4 seconds

Combined MPG: 62.8

Insurance Group: 16

C02 emissions: 105g/km

Bik rating: 18%

Warranty: 3yrs/60,000 miles

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