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Mazda 2 sedan 2020 detailed: Higher point-of-entry price expected for light sedan

The Mazda2 sedan will mirror its hatchback sibling in the styling department.

Mazda has shown off its new look Mazda2 light sedan in overseas markets ahead of an expected Australian showroom arrival in early 2020.

Mirroring the already shown hatchback shown earlier this year and due for launch in a few months, the sedan version now wears a sleeker front fascia thanks to a new bumper and headlight design.

A different front grille with a revised pattern is also adopted for the 2020 model year, while inside, the Mazda2 sedan gains an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible multimedia system and new front seats.

Expect to see the entry point to the Mazda2 sedan move up from the existing $15,570 before on-road costs. Expect to see the entry point to the Mazda2 sedan move up from the existing $15,570 before on-road costs.

In terms of powertrain, the Mazda2 sedan retains the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as before that produces up to 81kW of power and 141Nm of torque.

The lower tune 79kW/139Nm engine found in the entry-level Neo grade is expected to be dropped, similar to the discontinuation of the same grade for the five-door hatchback in a bid to move the nameplate upmarket and add in higher levels of standard safety equipment.

As such, expect to see the entry point to the Mazda2 sedan move up from the existing $15,570 before on-road costs Neo.

Manual and automatic transmissions continue to be offered – at least in overseas markets – but full local pricing and specifications for the new Mazda2 sedan are expected to drop closer to launch.