New 2011 Mazda2 on sale in UK

First released in 2007, the mid-life refresh gives the Mazda2 the Japanese manufacturer’s new ‘family face’, including Mazda’s winged logo, lower grille and reshaped fog lights.

The car is still available in three- or five-door body styles and Mazda has added ‘Aquatic Blue’ and ‘Bergundy Red’ to the nine available exterior colour choices.

The exterior look is completed by new 16" alloy wheels and 15" steel wheel trim designs, creating more or a tweak than a complete overhaul to the look of the Mazda2.

Inside, the interior has been updated with a new instrument panel and more durable materials. New fabric textures are available for the seats and black mouldings with silver rings now surround the air vents either side of the dashboard.

Mazda has also updated the 2’s body and suspension to improve the comfort of the ride, while all engines in the range have been updated to comply with Euro 5 emissions regulations which come into force in 2011.

This means the 1.3-litre petrol engine now offers between two and five per cent less CO2 emissions at 119g/km, while the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel also receive CO2-reducing upgrades.

"For this upgrade project, we conducted extensive market research, and tried to make a new Mazda2 that is exactly what our customers desire. I hope that when you look at it, touch it, and drive it, you too will notice just how much it has changed," says Shigeo Mizuno, Programme Manager.

The Mazda2 supermini, rival to the Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3 and Vauxhall Corsa, is available now from Perrys Mazda dealerships.