Spring has arrived here at MazdaSocial and to celebrate its arrival Mazda has introduced a special edition of its best-selling model in the UK – the Mazda2 ‘Venture Edition’, priced from only £12,995 (OTR).
The new Mazda2 Venture Edition is based on the five-door hatchback Tamura model with advanced technology and a premium cabin ambience. It features several additional items of equipment and a choice of six special exterior colours, including two unique to this version, Dolphin Grey and Burgundy Red.
Bringing a fresh level of sophistication to Mazda’s small car line-up, inside and out, the Venture Edition features 16-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, sports styling kit, front fog lamps, privacy glass and a rear bumper sports trim. Inside, there is a Sanyo TomTom navigation system with a 5.8-inch touch screen, integrated Bluetooth® hands-free kit, climate control air-conditioning and electric rear windows.
“The availability of the new Mazda2 Venture Edition, with its unique combination of advanced technology, sports styling, a premium interior and great added value, will attract new consumers to our brand,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK. “In its latest form, Mazda2 combines superior ride comfort, superb handling and quality with the stylish, spirited and fun-to-drive attributes for which Mazda is renowned. No surprise that it is the best-selling model in our range.”
The Mazda2 Venture Edition costs only £1,000 above the Tamura donor-car, representing remarkable value. Just 1,500 examples of the Venture Edition will be made, finished in the two unique colours – Dolphin Grey Mica and Burgundy Red Mica and four from the regular Mazda2 range – Crystal White Pearlescent, Brilliant Black, Aquatic Blue Mica and True Red.
Specifications for the Mazda2 line-up are extremely generous and the Venture Edition model benefits from the standard equipment level of the Tamura which includes: front, side and curtain airbags, remote central locking and dead locks, driver’s seat height adjustment, leather steering wheel with audio controls, CD radio with Auxiliary jack and four speakers, 60/40 split folding rear seats and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm.
Owing to its lightweight construction, the Mazda2 combines spirited performance and remarkable fuel economy with outstanding handling and driving dynamics, for a truly spirited sporty drive in the best tradition of the Japanese brand. A stiff bodyshell, softer mountings for the rear trailing arms and re-tuned rear dampers give the 2012 Mazda2 superior road holding and ride comfort.
The Mazda2 Venture Edition, which is powered by an 84ps, 1.3-litre MZR petrol engine, accelerates to 62mph in 13.6 seconds, returns 56.5mpg (combined cycle) and has a CO2 emission rating of just 115g/km. This model also qualifies for zero road tax (first year rate).