Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
3 minute read
4 Mar 2020
10:08 am

Facelift Mazda2 proves it can still tango

Mark Jones

You can’t but help feel that something like a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine would make for a slightly better driving experience.

I will always have a soft spot for Mazda products. My parent’s first new car they could afford at the time was a 1980 Mazda GLC. I remember loving seeing the shiny paint work and new car smell. It was something I had never experienced before in my life. During this same time I also had a crazy uncle who used to come down to Durban, my home town, from Johannesburg, and party as hard and in as many pubs and clubs as he could in one weekend. His mode of transportation was an obscenely quick for the day Mazda...