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New Tech Edition model joins updated Mazda2 range

On sale next month, a new Tech Edition model joins the Mazda2 line-up, delivering extra technology.

Limited to just 750 cars, the new Tech Edition is based on the £14,695 1.5 90ps SE-L Nav. Commenting on the revisions to the Mazda2, Jeremy Thomson, MD Mazda Motors UK said, “with annual UK sales of over 10,000 cars, the Mazda2 is a really important car in our line up. It may be the smallest car we produce, but it has at its heart the same values of style, driving involvement and quality that mark out all our products. These updates come just two years after the current Mazda2’s launch but they are designed to ensure the Mazda2 remains a class-leading contender in what remains the biggest selling segment in the UK car market.”

He added: “the addition of the Tech Edition gives us a limited edition model that offers a winning combination of excellent equipment and extra value. Designed for a younger audience it is another example of how our Mazda2 special editions offer a distinctive and well-equipped small car experience.”

The Tech Edition features 16-inch alloy wheels, Rear parking sensors, Privacy glass, Climate control, Auto lights and rain-sensing wipers – for a price premium of £300 over the SE-L Nav. There is also a free-of-charge choice of Dynamic Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearlescent or Jet Black Mica paint.

Now exclusively offered with Mazda’s 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, the simplified nine-model Mazda2 range starts at £12,695 for the 75ps SE, while the 75ps engine is also offered in SE-L trim. Making up the bulk of the range the 90ps version of the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine is offered in SE-L Nav, Tech Edition, Sport Nav and GT trim, while the 115ps output engine is exclusively matched to the flagship GT Sport and a six-speed manual gearbox.

Across the key trim levels the upgraded Mazda2 now features additional equipment: SE-L and SE-L Nav cars now feature LED front fog lamps, auto power-folding mirrors and passenger seat height adjustment, while Sport Nav models benefit from subtle visual enhancements including new 16-inch alloy wheels and a shark fin antenna.

Active safety equipment on all 90ps and 115ps powered cars includes Smart City Brake Support and Lane Departure Warning System. All cars outside of the entry-level 75ps engine models come with Mazda’s 7” Colour touch-screen display with MZD-Connect infotainment system, integrated navigation, DAB radio and cruise control, while Sport Nav and GT/GT Sport models feature high-end equipment like privacy glass, rear parking sensors, climate control air-conditioning and smart keyless entry.