2024 Mazda 2 facelift launched in Malaysia – auto LED headlamps, styling tweaks, cruise control; fr RM109k

2024 Mazda 2 facelift launched in Malaysia –  auto LED headlamps, styling tweaks, cruise control; fr RM109k

Bermaz Motor today launched the new Mazda 2 facelift, which continues to arrive as a fully-imported (CBU) model from Thailand. Still offered in hatchback and sedan forms, the B-segment car is priced at RM108,670 on-the-road without insurance, which is RM5,000 more than before.

In terms of styling changes, the Mazda 2 gets a new grille featuring a black honeycomb mesh insert with a small red accent for a bit of contrast. There’s also a black surround for the grille, while the lower intake has a downturned look to it.

Said red accent is also applied to the mildly tweaked rear bumper, placed inconspicuously above the chrome exhaust finisher. The Mazda 2 also gets a new design for its 16-inch alloy wheels, which comes in a two-tone black and chrome finish. LED headlamps continue to come as standard, although they now gain an automatic on/off function. Other revisions include rain-sensing wiper as well as auto-folding side mirrors.

Moving inside, the dashboard of the Mazda 2 remains familiar, with all of the controls being exactly where they’ve always have been before. New features added are an auto-dimming rear-view mirror as well as cruise control, while the dashboard trim now comes in black, paired with black leatherette and suede seat upholstery that has red contrast stitching.

Beyond these changes, the rest of the Mazda 2 remains unchanged from before. You’ll still get bulb-type taillights and rear fog lamps, keyless entry and start, four rear parking sensors, single-zone automatic air-conditioning, six speakers and a reverse camera. The last two items are linked to an infotainment system that sticks to a 7-inch touchscreen rather than the newer and larger 8-inch unit.

The B-segment car also still comes with two airbags in addition to a range of passive safety systems such as ABS, EBD, brake assist, DSC, traction control, all-seat seat belt reminder, emergency stop signal. The aforementioned cruise control is joined by hill launch assist and a walkaway lock function.

2024 Mazda 2 facelift launched in Malaysia –  auto LED headlamps, styling tweaks, cruise control; fr RM109k

No change in terms of powertrain either, with the Skyactiv-G 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four petrol engine continuing to pump out 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 149 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This drives the front wheels through a Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode and paddle shifters. Mazda’s start/stop idling technology is included too, along with G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus).

The Mazda 2 is offered in six colours, with Soul Red Crystal, Platinum Quartz and Snowflake White Pearl available for both hatchback and sedan body styles, although the signature red is a RM500 option. Exclusive hues for the hatchback are Polymetal Grey and Airstream Blue, while Aero Gray is only for the sedan.

Each purchase comes with a five-year, 100,000-km warranty as well as free maintenance, and customers can also option window tint film (Activ-e Film) for an additional RM1,900. So, what do you think of the facelifted Mazda 2? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

2024 Mazda 2 facelift launched in Malaysia –  auto LED headlamps, styling tweaks, cruise control; fr RM109k

2024 Mazda 2 facelift price list; click to enlarge

2024 Mazda 2 facelift spec sheet; click to enlarge

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Comments

  • Kimchi on Dec 05, 2023 at 10:01 am

    D O A

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  • A driver on Dec 05, 2023 at 10:08 am

    As a current Mazda 2 owner. This car is no longer relevant to buy new. Apart from the front fascia and some new exterior bits, the rest of this car came from 2015.

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  • What is with this outrageous pricing? Do people actually buy this. It’s smaller, less powerful, less equipped yet more expensive then its competitor. Heck even the no-longer-on-sale Peugeot 208 was a better value with almost all the equipment here offered together with a better 1.2 turbocharged engine at below RM100k.. I love Mazdas especially the CX-30 but this ain’t it imo.

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  • China Rise on Dec 05, 2023 at 10:24 am

    The price of 109K for a car with only two airbags is exorbitant and raises serious concerns about the safety features of the vehicle. It is surprising that Bermaz would release a car with such limited safety features, especially when compared to other cars in the market, such as the Myvi, which offers better safety features at a lower price point.

    It is clear that this product is not going to be well-received by the market. The lack of safety features is a major drawback, and with the S70 offering more safety features and coming in hot, it is likely that buyers will opt for the S70 instead of the Mazda.

    Overall, it is important for car manufacturers to prioritize safety features in their vehicles, as this is a key factor that buyers consider when making a purchase. The lack of safety features in the Mazda is a major concern and could have a significant impact on the sales of the vehicle.

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  • Still going to be DOA.

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  • Mr Ray on Dec 05, 2023 at 10:49 am

    Come with 2 airbags? S70 better car to buy

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 3
  • Ur moms car on Dec 05, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Who tf gonna buy this aging product for that kind of price

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  • dong gor on Dec 05, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    how does the pricing work in mazda? this car is smaller than city/ vios.. and priced like 30% higher. not to mention the new s70 that is turbo with a long list of kits going for 74k. Dead before arrival.

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  • Ahmad Fitri on Dec 05, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    sedan view dari belakang sangat cantik , tapi dari depan apa benda ni ?

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  • Ethan on Dec 05, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Lame. RM109k still 2 airbags only. What year is Mazda living in?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
  • Wow! Almost 10 years still play facelift , Mazda Dinasours

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
  • This shitbox with terrible specs (TWO airbags?!) AND price (100k+) can’t even compete with City and Vios, let alone the new jaguh kampung the S70. Not sure what Bermaz is smoking.

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  • Bijan on Dec 05, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    It’s disappointing that there is no new replacement for this aging model.
    Hope other makers can offer non CVT transmission models to provide more options for consumers.

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  • Penguin on Dec 05, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    good car but 109k and we still get shitty spec compared to neighboring country.

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  • davenport on Dec 05, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    have to be extra stupid to buy this outdated and overpriced crap over Honda City/hatchback.

    And I don’t even like Honda City.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Dec 05, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    this car is probably old enough to attend university

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  • Confused on Dec 05, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    2 airbags in 2024 really?

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  • Comments section pest mgmt on Dec 05, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Mazda Yaris sedan?

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  • is this better value compared to the S70?

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  • Outdated and overpriced

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  • WooGoo on Dec 05, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Still 2 airbags? Hello, 2024 coming lor…. Bermaz still stuck at 1990?

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  • Junk Mazda2 on Dec 05, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    RIP on arrival. Really small and useless specs. Bye Mazda 2

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  • Max_Cavalera on Jan 27, 2024 at 4:13 pm

    How will mazda survive in Thailand itself? Thailand ppl are going massively big on EVs. Even Toyota are sweating as EV is cannibalizing their sales in Thailand…

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