It's been a while since Mazda introduced some updates on its smallest offering, the Mazda2. Sure it's now available in several Premium Series models like the Java and Katana, but it has yet to receive any kind of design updates.
Fortunately, it looks like Mazda has been busy of late working on a refresh for the B-segment fighter as a leaked photo of what appeared to be the 2020 Mazda2 recently surfaced on the web. Based on the photo alone, the 2020 Mazda2 now appears to have a new Mazda3-style front fascia. It now gets what looks to be slimmer headlights, a bolder front grill, as well as what appear to be a reshaped front bumper. And just like the all-new Mazda3, there seems to be no foglights whatsoever on the Mazda2.
No other pictures of the 2020 Mazda2 were available aside from the front quarter leak. However, we won't be surprised if the rear will also receive minor design changes to fit with the model's updated aesthetics. Interior pictures of the of the B-segment sedan / hatch are also unavailable although it might get a minimalist redesign like the Mazda3 and Mazda6.
As for the engines, the 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G will apparently be replaced by a smaller 1.3-liter engine. It will displace 1299cc, produce 93 PS with 123 Nm, and will still be saddled to a six-speed automatic transmission. The other engine offering will be the carried-over 1.5-liter SkyActiv-D turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. It will reportedly still make 106 PS along with 250 Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic may likely be the transmission of choice still.
With Mazda still tight-lipped regarding the 2020 Mazda2, we'll have to wait and see until the automaker officially reveals more details regarding. But with the leaked photo already showing what could be the finished product, a global debut may not be too far off. Perhaps Mazda might even have something cooking up at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. We'll just have to wait and see.