New 2017 Mazda 2 GT and GT Sport
Published Date: 25th Apr 2017
Mazda has just released details of two new trim levels added to the Mazda 2 range featuring high specifications, two unique paint finishes, sportier exterior styling, new interior design, tinted rear windows, rear parking sensors and a head up display. The new trims are named the GT and GT Sport and will go on sale from the 1st of June 2017
What is Standard on the new Mazda 2 GT and GT sport?
The new trim levels are set apart from the rest of the line up in the two new exclusive paint options. One is a dark burgundy named Deep Crimson Mica and the other is a deep blue named Eternal Blue Mica. The colours alongside LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, contrasting black rear spoiler and 16 inch alloy wheels help to further distinguish the new GT and GT Sport from the standard Mazda 2. Adding further options will bring LED fog lamps, a shark fin antenna and a chrome grille.
The new GT models come with features borrowed from the range topping Sport Nav trim. The same seven inch touch-screen infotainment system that includes sat-nav DAB digital radio are included alongside some of Mazda’s innovative safety features including lane departure warning and emergency city braking.
The standard GT has a 1.5 litre 89bhp four cylinder petrol while the GT Sport features a bit of extra power from the same petrol 1.5 litre unit at 113bhp. The GT manages 63 miles per gallon while the GT sport is good for 53mpg, both engines are both mated to a six speed manual gearbox. Both cars feature a clever torque management system named Torque Vectoring by Mazda, this system has the ability to reduce the torque going to the inside wheel when cornering which helps the car turn slightly more sharply and steadily. The whole suspension system has been reworked for the GT Trims and handling improved with minimal body roll.
Additional standard features listed are keyless entry, black leather seats with a brown dashboard insert, scuff plates on the inside of the doors with a Mazda 2 logo and climate control air conditioning. The more powerful GT Sport benefits from a reversing camera as standard. Mazda has refreshed the 2 ready for the new fiesta due in the summer time and also a new polo is on the horizon for this year bringing plenty of healthy competition in the super mini market.