It now looks fresher, however, not only the exterior design was updated, but some technical features as well. The hatchback's front and rear bumpers, front grille and headlights were updated to create a premium quality appearance.
New color schemes are available for the cabin and new leather filling to reinforce the visual and tactile quality.
The cabin's quietness was enhanced – the sound entering the cabin is now reduced and is definitely more pleasant for driver and passengers to communicate. The driving position was modified so that it maintains the spine's natural curve, which is the best sitting posture.
The hatchback is now equipped with an optional heated steering wheel. This option is excellent during winter and the function deactivates in 30 minutes from the moment it was turned on.
For a friendlier user experience, users can easily connect their mobile devices to the HMI (Mazda's Human-Machine Interface) to make calls, send messages, listen to music and get directions – either through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
Concerning the available powertrains, the customers have 3 gasoline (and gasoline only!) choices: Skyactiv G, 1.5L DOHC 16-valve gasoline engine – 75 PS and 90 PS with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 90PS with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Safety features on this car include Advanced Smart City Brake Support, pedestrian detection, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic sign recognition and a 360 view monitor with parking sensors (this is available on high grade models). Definitely a nice refresh for Mazda and possibly a future supermini class leader.