Mazda Philippines has silently updated the Mazda 2 for the 2024 model year. As a reminder, the 2024 Mazda 2 debuted earlier this year first in Japan and Europe, but it has finally made its way into the Philippines, complete with its updated new looks as well as receiving more tech and better interior upholstery.
Globally, the 2024 Mazda 2 comes in two design themes, but in the Philippines’ we’re only getting the sporty model which comes with a mesh grille pattern and a red highlight to indicate its positioning. The grille sits on top of a new bumper while the redesigned rear bumper also gets a similar red highlight that matches the grille. New 16-inch alloy wheels round out the changes, along with a new color option called Aero Grey Metallic (as shown).
Updates to the interior are much more subtle, as these are mostly limited to interior trim and upholstery. A black leather interior with red stitching on the seats, dash, and doors, along with suede are fitted to the new Mazda 2, and this is complemented by a 7-inch screen for the first-generation Mazda Connect infotainment system. Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto come as standard, along with a six-speaker audio system and a color head-up display.
As for engines, the 2024 Mazda 2 still comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G gasoline engine that produces 113 hp and 148 Nm of torque, with power sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic.
A suite of i-Activsense advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) come as standard in the new 2024 Mazda 2, and this includes Front & Rear Smart City Brake Support, Driver Attention Alert, Forward Obstruction Warning, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The new Mazda 2 is now available across dealers in the Philippines for P1,250,000. This makes the Mazda 2 one of the most expensive in the segment. Focused on offering a premium feel and a sporty driving experience but having less space based on our experience than its competitors, the Mazda 2 remains to be more of an emotional rather than pragmatic choice in the segment.