Mazda 2: facelift for the small car

Mazda has given the Mazda 2 a facelift. It made its debut in the home market in January 2023 with a fresh look. Now it is coming to Europe.

In Germany, the Mazda 2 family is divided into the DJ model, which has been available since 2015, and the Mazda 2 Hybrid , taken over by Toyota, which is basically just a rebadged Toyota Yaris Hybrid and has been available since 2022 becomes.

New aprons on the front and rear

For the 2023 model year, Mazda is providing the DJ with another facelift. The brings a newly designed front apron for the small car, which has an air intake with hanging corners of the mouth. The radiator grille above it features a new grille in the sports versions. ,

The BD version is brand new, with BD standing for Blank Deck. The blank deck is a smooth-surfaced radiator grille insert that can be ordered in different colors depending on the equipment line or selected special model.

At the rear, the apron differs only slightly from its predecessor. Small areas can also be painted in a contrasting color that differs from the base coat. The available color palette has also been expanded. The two paint finishes Aero Gray and Air Stream Blue are new to the range. In Japan, various design variants complement the range.

More color in the cockpit

In the interior, the sports models rely on black surfaces with red contrasting stitching. There are new surface materials and colors for all other models.

The Mazda 2 drive range remains unchanged for the 2023 model year. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine is still available in three performance levels with 75, 95 and 115 hp. The two more powerful engines with manual transmission are coupled with a mild hybrid system as standard.

In addition to the regular variants Prime-Line, Center-Line and Exclusive-Line, the Mazda 2 2023 is available in the sporty special editions Homura and - new to the range - Homura Aka. This is based on the highest equipment line, Exclusive Line, and includes a black-painted roof, diamond-cut alloy wheels, fabric/leather seats with red stitching, and applications on the door panels and dashboard.

The refreshed Mazda 2 is available from 15,590 euros for the 75 hp version. The 90 hp petrol engine moves in from 18,390 euros under the hood. At least 22,990 euros are required for 115 hp.

The German branch is planning the first deliveries of the new Mazda 2 from April/May 2023.


Mazda subtly upgrades the Mazda 2 small car. The refreshed version will be available in Germany from April/May 2023 at prices starting at 15,590 euros.


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