As with the three iterations of 121 before it, the Mazda Mazda2 (to give the Japanese supermini its proper name) has become a byword for affordable yet quality city-car runabout.
While the boxy 2002 DY original shared much with the contemporary Ford Fiesta, the sleeker 2007 DE brought a fresh new look. This styling theme continued with the visually-similar DJ series from 2014, though it was all-new underneath. Both later generations also sired big-booted sedans. The Mazda2 also forms the basis for the popular CX-3 small SUV released in 2015, sharing dashboard and suspension components, but not bodywork.
Known as Mazda Demio elsewhere, the Mazda2 has only ever offered a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in Australia, driving the front wheels via a five-speed manual or torque-converter automatic transmission. Nowadays the smallest Mazda is pitched as a premium supermini proposition, against the VW Polo and Suzuki Swift. The cheapest grade starts from $21,190, rising to $26,190 for the most expensive version.
This vehicle is also known as Mazda Demio.