The new Mazda2 hatchback is the brand’s subcompact hatchback offering in the Philippines that utilizes the brand’s KODO – Soul of Motion design theme. The lines around the body go smoothly with the head and tail lights, giving it a dynamic look. A 10-spoke wheel and skirts around the body give it sportiness, enhancing the overall allure of the Mazda2.
Beyond the doors is a 5-seater, with a 7-inch touchscreen LCD monitor in the middle for entertainment that can be controlled via buttons on the steering wheel or through the rotary Commander Control near the gear shifter. It also has paddle shifters, active driving display, and automatic climate control.
New with the Mazda2 is the G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which is part of the brand’s series of new-generation vehicle dynamics control technology. GVC uses the engine’s torque to distribute power among the wheels based on steering input. By optimizing the vehicle load among the wheels, it enhances the car’s handling and riding comfort. In short, more fun in driving with less to non-existent body roll.
Under the hood is a 1.5L SKYACTIV-G 16-valve engine that produces 108 hp with 139 Nm of torque. It’s coupled to a SkyActiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode that can be turned on with a flick of a switch near the shift knob. Other features include airbags, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, Dynamic Stability Control, rear parking sensors, immobilizer and keyless system.