Mazda 2 GT Sport
It's not an ST-chasing hot hatch, but there are a few points of interest with the newest small Mazda
All well and good, but the more interesting changes are underneath. There's now Mazda's G-Vectoring Control (GVC) as standard which, in Mazda's words, "varies engine torque to optimise loading on the wheels when cornering to indiscernibly provide more precise handling and improve comfort." Interesting tech to have on a supermini!
A price hasn't yet been announced for the GT Sport, although the regular 115hp Sport Nav retails at £16,095. Expect it to be confirmed nearer the June launch, where we'll hope to drive one too. Got to make the most of light cars without turbos while we can!
Mazda reckon the extra bhp sneaks it into the 8.7 second bracket now plus an extra 6mph ( 123mph ) - Would that be getting near the Swift/Fiesta Ecoboost figures?
Really not keen on the looks either, outside or in. Not for me at all.
- EDIT* Potentially expensive as price not yet revealed. Basing it on the current model outlined on the article.
"Got to make the most of light cars without turbos while we can!"
Or bid them good riddance and consign to the history books. Wheezy gutless turds.
It certainly doesn't work for someone sitting in the central back seat; whether it works from the driver's seat is rather hard to tell without an appropriate picture.