The facelifted Mazda 2 Hatchback was launched in the Philippines in December 2019, together with its sedan counterpart. The nameplate is currently on its fourth generation which comes with a series of upgrades in terms of aesthetic, technology, and performance.
Much like all new generation Mazda vehicles, the Mazda 2 Hatchback follows the brand’s signature Kodo design language. It features smoother and more seamless trims with round edges complemented by sleek details. The aggressive-looking grille is flanked with LED with Auto Levelling Headlamps and Halogen Daytime Running Lamps. 16-inch gray metallic alloy wheels complete the dynamic look of the hatchback.
The cabin of the Mazda 2 Hatchback is clad in black with brown details. Leather accents come in the form of an upholstered shift knob and steering wheel. All seats are wrapped in fabric and manual adjustability. The driver gets a 6-Way Manual Adjust while the front passenger has a 4-Way Manual Adjust.
The dashboard is straightforward with an analog speedometer and a digital tachometer. It is further modernized by a hands-free system that is centralized through the infotainment system.
Technology & Safety Features
The Mazda 2 Hatchback is equipped with a 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system. It is capable of connectivity to Apple CarPlus and Android Auto, as well as through Bluetooth and a USB port. The screen doubles as a safety asset that displays upcoming intersections, speed monitor, and speed limits while driving. It comes with additional assistance features that include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and speed-sensing door locks.
Supplementary safety features on the Mazda 2 Hatchback are the Anti-Locking Braking (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, Smart Keyless Entry System Equipped with Push Start Button, Rearview Camera, and Rear Parking Sensors.
Platform & Chassis
The 5-door hatchback rides on a Mazda DJ Platform. Its suspension setup is comprised of a McPherson Strut in front and torsion beam axle at the rear. Stopping power comes from front ventilated discs and rear solid discs through a manual handbrake.
Engine & Drivetrain
Powering the Mazda 2 Hatchback is a SKYACTIV-G In-line 4-Cylinder DOHC, 16 Valves engine with G-Vectoring Control Plus. The latest GVC Plus technology enables the vehicle to distribute power among the wheels resulting to better car handling and a more comfortable ride experience. Mated to the engine is a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-Speed Automatic with Sport Mode that sends power exclusively to the front wheels. The engine can produce 110 hp and 141 Hm of torque.