The Mazda 2 – known as the Demio in Japan – has received a pair of special variants, named Mid Century and Urban Stylish Mode (really brilliant names, guys), exclusively for its home market. Available at Mazda’s Infini and Autozam dealers, these two offer a host of stylistic upgrades that set it apart from other models in the range.

Offered with top-spec 13S L Package petrol and XD Touring L Package diesel models, the Mid Century trim – said to be inspired by modern furniture – is differentiated through red cloth seats with embossed centres, gloss red accents on the air vents, door panels and centre console, as well as high-gloss white dashboard trim. Paint choices are limited to Soul Red, Jet Black and Snowflake White Pearl.

Meanwhile, the Urban Stylish Mode trim on mid-spec 13S petrol and base XD diesel is modelled after a “stylish adult woman” and receives black cloth seats with pink stripes as well as gloss off-white accents.

Furthermore, Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – part of a Safety Package option elsewhere in the range – is fitted as standard (strangely however, the other items in the pack, High Beam Control and Lane Departure Warning System, aren’t even available as options). Here, colours offered are Smoky Rose, Titanium Flash, Meteor Grey, Snowflake White Pearl and Jet Black.

The Mazda Demio Mid Century is priced at 1,717,200 yen (RM51,100) for a 2WD model with the 1.3 litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine, 1,911,600 yen (RM56,900) for the 4WD petrol, 1,998,000 yen (RM59,500) for a 2WD model with the 1.5 litre SkyActiv-D diesel mill and 2,192,400 yen (RM65,300) for the 4WD diesel.

Urban Stylish Mode models, on the other hand, retail at 1,566,000 yen (RM46,600) for the 2WD petrol, 1,760,400 yen (RM52,400) for the 4WD petrol, 1,890,000 yen (RM56,300) for the 2WD diesel and 2,084,400 yen (RM62,000) for the 4WD petrol. Finally, the standard petrol Demio models are now available with the “well-received” Safety Package option, previously reserved for the diesels.

Mazda 2 in Malaysia