The Mazda2 has been updated for 2022, with the supermini gaining new trim levels and more efficient engines.

Mazda only revised its ‘2’ – the brand’s most affordable model – a couple of years ago, but the brand has now announced further updates.

Key to this revised version is a more efficient 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine. Previously only available with power outputs of 74bhp and 89bhp, Mazda has introduced a more powerful 113bhp model. Manual and automatic versions are available, too, while changes to the engine’s compression ratio have helped to drive welcome efficiency improvements. CO2 emissions drop by between 11 to 14g/km, and are now as low as 107g/km.

All Mazda2 models benefit from satellite navigation, cruise control and air conditioning, with changes to the range meaning that wireless Apple CarPlay is introduced to models from Sport upwards. A new Platinum Quartz paint colour is also now offered.

Elsewhere, a new range-topping GT Sport Tech has been added, with this model benefitting from high-end features like adaptive LED headlights, blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree camera system.

Jeremy Thomson, managing director of Mazda UK, said: “The Mazda2 may be the smallest car we produce, but it has at its heart the same values of style, driver involvement and quality that mark out all our vehicles. The Mazda2 is now more efficient than ever, while thanks to the generous equipment tally across all models, we have a distinctive and premium contender in what is still one of the most competitive segments in the UK car market.”

The 2022 Mazda 2 gets a slight £200 price increase, with models now available from £16,475 and rising to £20,856 for top-spec versions. It will arrive in showrooms and go on sale from October 1.