2016 Mazda 2 Malaysia 5

Following the introduction of the 2016 Mazda 2 in Malaysia, we now bring you live images of the updated B-segment car straight from the Mazda showroom in Setia Alam.

Pricing for the 2 (sedan and hatchback) now starts at RM90,766.30, representing a RM5,300 premium over the car’s previous price tag (RM85,466.30). Colour options include Snowflake White Pearl, Aluminium Metallic, Metropolitan Grey and the brand’s trademark Soul Red, with the latter costing an additional RM530. The 2 continues to be a CBU from Thailand model.

As you can clearly see on this 2 hatchback, LED headlamps (with LED DRLs) represent the main change here, replacing the previous halogen reflectors. This puts the 2 (sedan and hatchback) in the same league as the CX-5, CX-3 and 6, all of which feature LED lighting.

Beyond the LED lighting units, everything else on the 2’s exterior remains unchanged from before. The wheels are still 16-inch alloys (with 185/60R16 tyres) and bulb-type tail lamps continue to be fitted here.

2016 Mazda 2 (left), 2015 Mazda 2 (right)

The unit seen here is fitted with a ‘sports kit’ consisting of front and rear bumper lips, side skirts and rear spoiler. On the sedan, it’ll cost you an additional RM2,300, and RM2,370 for the hatchback.

Similarly, the 2’s interior is relatively unchanged. As the headlamps feature auto levelling, the manual levelling dial found near the traction control and i-Stop button has been omitted as well.

The seven-inch MZD infotainment touchscreen system is still here, linked to the Commander Control unit. Leather is aplenty as before, partly covering (with fabric) the manually-operated seats and various pieces of trim. Other returning features include a heads-up display, single zone automatic climate control and paddle shifters.

Safety kit remains the same with two airbags (driver and passenger), with ABS with EBD and brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Isofix child seat anchors all fitted as standard.

For those who can’t wait to see the new 2, head on over to Setia Alam now. However, if your weekdays are swamped by work, Bermaz will be holding its Mazda Zoom Zoom carnival from March 30 (Wednesday) to April 3, 2016 (Sunday) at Oval Concourse – New Wing, 1Utama, where the 2 will be on display, alongside the locally-assembled CX-5 facelift.

What do you think of the updated 2016 Mazda 2? Do you think the new LED headlamps make the B-segment car more attractive over its rivals? Scroll through our gallery before letting us know what you think in the comments below.