AN upgraded range of Mazda2 supermini models has been announced and will be on sale by the end of November.
A simplified line up will feature five models all be powered by Mazda's 1.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine now mated to a mild-hybrid system for more efficiency.
The car gets a new grille with a mesh pattern similar to that of the new Mazda3 as well as new-look headlights while at the rear the back bumper has been redesigned to create a lower stance.
Inside there are subtle changes to the trim while the front seats have been given more support to increase comfort levels.
Other changes include more sound insulation, minor tweaks to the suspension and an upgraded torque vectoring system to improve handling.
Emissions on the mild-hybrid powertrains - available on manual models only - are now down to as low as 94g/km compared to a best of 110g/km before.
The new line up is priced from £15,795 for a 75ps Mazda2 SE-L, an increase of some £2,000 over the current version.