We're not sure how this slipped by us, but word came down earlier this month that the diminutive Mazda2 supermini is getting a once-over from the Japanese automaker.

The baby Zoom2 is the beneficiary of revamped light fixtures (front and rear), and some fascia alterations. The net-net is a more grown-up 'corporate' face that reminds of the car's big brother, the Mazda3. Standard equipment has improved trim-by-trim, with all levels receiving a standard-fit CD player and anti-lock brakes incorporating electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist. Mazda also claims that it has fitted higher quality interior bits and upholstery, but drivetrain options remain essentially unaltered.

[Source: WhatCar?]