The facelifted Mazda 2 was revealed back in July, but only now are we getting a look at the sedan version, which has been launched in Mexico. Just like its five-door hatchback counterpart, the four-door receives a fairly substantial redesign along with some welcome improvements.

Changes are particularly noticeable at the front of the car, where you’ll find a redesigned Kodo grille with a thicker chrome surround that goes under the headlights, which themselves are slimmer. The air intake under the grille is flanked by chrome strips, mirroring a similar redesign on the Mazda 6.

The rear of the car continues to feature regular bulb tail lights, but the bumper has been re-profiled with a greater use of body colour and a fake full-width air vent between the reflectors. There’s also a new multi-spoke design for the largest 16-inch alloy wheel option.

Inside, there are new colour and trim options, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for the Mazda Connect infotainment system, as well as the redesigned seats that incorporate learnings from the new Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture. No indication as to whether the car gets the improved suspension and increased sound insulation of the Japanese-market hatchback, however.

Mexican models utilise the existing 1.5 litre Skyactiv-G naturally-aspirated and direct-injected four-cylinder, making 110 PS at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm at 4,000 rpm. That’s slightly down on the current Malaysian spec, but this could simply be due to market differences. Six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes continue to be offered, as well as G-Vectoring Control rather than the Japanese model’s Plus system.