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Mazda 2 Venture Edition gets sat nav

New special edition Mazda supermini launched

Mazda 2 Venture Edition

The new Mazda 2 Venture Edition

The new special edition Mazda 2 includes standard-fit satellite navigation for the first time.

The Venture Edition also adds sharper looks and unique colours to the best-selling car in Mazda’s range.

Mazda 2 Venture Edition

The new Mazda 2 Venture Edition is based on the existing five-door Tamura model.

Key extra is the Sanyo TomTom sat nav system, which includes a 5.8-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth. Buyers are also treated to climate control and electric rear windows.

On the outside, Mazda has fitted a sports bodykit and new 16-inch alloy wheels, while amongst the six paint shades available, two are unique to the new model: Dolphin Grey and Burgundy Red.

This builds on a standard equipment list that already includes six airbags, remote locking and an alarm.

Mazda 2 Venture Edition interior

The Venture Edition is the first Mazda 2 to feature built-in sat nav

1.3 petrol engine for Mazda 2

Power comes from an 83bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine – which we’ve found to be noisy but capable of 45mpg in a model we’ve already tested in our Mazda 2 review.

Recent technical updates mean this may have improved, however. An official CO2 rating of 115g/km means annual car tax (VED) of £30 under current legislation.

£500 premium for Venture Edition

The new Mazda 2 is priced at £12,995 on the road.

That’s £500 more than the equivalent Tamura, which seems reasonable to us given the additional specification. The Venture Edition is limited to 1,500 examples in the UK and is on sale now.

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