Moreover, the Japanese automaker boasted that it had included an “asymmetrically positioned colour accent on the front grille and rear bumper” to provide visual contrast.

Once inside, you’ll notice that the inside dashboard design hasn’t changed much. The original Mazda Connect infotainment system is still in use, but the 8-inch diagonal freestanding touchscreen is a big step forward. Mazda also included additional color-matched dashboard panels.

The manufacturer says there are 198 unique colour configurations to choose from between the 11 exterior colours, 3 interior panel colours, 3 roof colours, and 6 wheel cap colors.

In Japan, the Mazda 2 is available with two different Skyactiv-G gasoline engines and one different Skyactiv-D turbodiesel engine. The first is a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 110 PS (109 horsepower or 81 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm from its natural aspiration.