Mazda has unveiled the facelifted Mazda 2 hatchback in July of this year, so it was inevitable that its sedan sibling would also receive the same treatment. This is our first look yet at the 2020 refresh of the Mazda 2 sedan, which has been unveiled in Mexico.
Just like the hatchback, the sedan still retains its overall shape, but it now wears the same gorgeous corporate face as the rest of the newer Mazda models, which is seen in the all-new Mazda 3, refreshed Mazda 6, and Mazda CX-5. The wider grille features the same intricate pattern as the aforementioned Mazdas and is now flanked by adaptive LED headlights for the higher variants. There are also new alloy wheels designs while the rear taillights carry over unchanged. Meanwhile, the rear bumper gets a slight revision, now featuring a slim faux rear vent treatment that connects the two rear reflectors.
Likewise, the interior has seen minor changes, featuring new, more plush materials to bring it in line with Mazda’s premium philosophy. Other updates in the interior include new seat designs as well as an updated Mazda Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood of the Mazda 2 is still the same 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine, which produces 110 hp and 141 Nm of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic. Mazda did, however, make revisions to the suspension and chassis in order to improve the car’s ride without sacrificing its sharp handling. Aiding its handling is Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system, which is its own version of torque vectoring. Interestingly, it is not the updated G-Vectoring Control Plus seen in the Japanese-market hatchback and other 2020 Mazdas.
The Mazda 2 sedan is now officially on sale in Mexico. Considering that the Philippine-market Mazda 2 comes from Thailand, it will take quite a while before the refreshed Mazda 2 makes its way into the Philippines.