Mazda has revamped its Mazda2 range in a bid to lock down the top spot for light car sales in Australia.
The manufacturer has introduced a sedan variant that should form 15 per cent of sales for the model, and added extra equipment for the popular hatch.
The new four-door's two trim lines share price and specifications with the Mazda2 hatch, available from $14,990 in entry-level Neo form or $17,690 for the mid-range Maxx.
Mazda will not offer the new sedan in top-spec Genki trim, which has been reserved for the five-door.
Mazda has added cruise control and rear parking sensors as standard equipment to the Neo, features that join a Bluetooth stereo, smart keys and air conditioning in the brand's cheapest car.
The Maxx now features a reversing camera and MZD Connect seven-inch infotainment display that add to its appeal, while the top-spec Genki has LED Headlamps, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
The added gear brings a $700 price rise for Maxx and Genki models, while Neo prices have not changed.
Buyers looking for the ultimate Mazda2 can select a new S-Pack option that includes white leather trim with white stitching on dark elements of the interior, along with Mazda's Smart City Brake Support autonomous emergency braking as standard, an extra that costs $400 as an option on any model in the range.
The hatch retains its pair of 1.5-litre engines that make 79kW in the Neo and 81kW in the Maxx and Genki, along with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions for all models.
2015 Mazda2 pricing:
Mazda2 Neo $14,990 (No change)
Mazda2 Maxx $17,690 (+700)
Mazda2 Genki $20,690 (+700)
(Plus on-road costs)
2015 Mazda2 sedan pricing and specifications
On sale: Now
Engine: 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol
Power: 79kW at 6000rpm or 81kW at 6000rpm
Torque: 139Nm at 4000rpm or 141Nm at 4000rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual or automatic, front-wheel-drive
Fuel use: From 4.9 to 5.5L/100km