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Mazda2 update on sale in Australia from $14,990, sedan variant added

August 21, 2015

Following the introduction of the cute new Mazda2 hatch in November last year, the sedan variant has now been added to the range.

2015 Mazda2 Maxx sedan-blue

The Mazda2 sedan is available in only two trim levels, including the base Neo and mid-range Maxx, while the flagship Genki can be had in hatch form only. It shouldn’t bother punters too much though as the Neo now comes standard with cruise control, Bluetooth, keyless push-button start, and rear parking sensors as standard.

Moving up to the Maxx gets you 15-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, and an on-board infotainment MZD interface with a 7.0-inch screen. This equipment has been added to the hatch variant of the Maxx for the update, along with the equipment for the Neo hatch.

In the engine compartment sits a 1.5-litre petrol four-cylinder producing a mighty 79kW of power and 139Nm of torque for the Neo, while the Maxx gets an 81kW/141Nm version of the same engine. Fuel economy averages span from 5.4L/100km for the manual Neo, and drop as low as 4.9L/100km for the auto Maxx.

Buyers can select between eight exterior colours for the sedan, including a new Titanium Flash Mica. Smoky Rose Mica is reserved for the hatch variants only, with Soul Red metallic being a $200 option for both.

So far this year (through July) Mazda Australia has sold 8619 examples of the 2, making it the second most popular vehicle in the class behind the Toyota Yaris (8968). Sales are up 12.9 per cent year-to-date.

The new range is on sale now. Mazda expects the sedan to make up around 15 per cent of overall Mazda2 sales. See below for starting prices (excluding on-road costs):

HATCH
Mazda2 Neo 6MT – $14,990
Mazda2 Neo 6AT – $16,990
Mazda2 Maxx 6MT – $17,690
Mazda2 Maxx 6AT – $19,690
Mazda2 Genki 6MT – $20,690
Mazda3 Genki 6AT – $22,690

Add $400 for Smart City Brake Support
Add $250 for Mazda2 Maxx interior colour pack
Add $200 for Soul Red metallic paint
Add $1390 for Mazda2 Genki S Pack including SCBS

SEDAN
Mazda2 Neo 6MT – $14,990
Mazda2 Neo 6AT – $16,990
Mazda2 Maxx 6MT – $17,690
Mazda2 Maxx 6AT – $19,690

Add $400 for Smart City Brake Support
Add $200 for Soul Red metallic paint

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.