The Mazda Demio (or Mazda2) 13C-V Smart Edition is getting a samllish update and from now on, it will be known as the Mazda Demio 13C-V Smart Edition II. Fair enough but there's a problem – only Japan is getting it. Don't worry, there's a reason for that.

Because it's now 0.4 km/l more economical than before, the 13C-V Smart Edition II qualifies for a 50% reduction in tax according to Japan's eco-car tax reduction program. Now, if we trust the country's JC08 mode test cycle, we should be able to cover 20.6 km on a single liter of fuel. That... number basically will make the Smart Edition II much more desirable as it moves closer to the 13-SKYACTIV version which is completely exempt from taxes.

If that doesn't catch our attention, then maybe the rear roof spoiler will do the trick. There's also a undercover added. As optional extras, you can get a keyless entry system for it as well as an automatic liftgate and start, front fog lights and auto-leveling low-beams.

The 13-SKYACTIV will be available with three color options for the interior (that includes the Border Black shade when taken with the Sporty or Comfort package).

Mazda Demio 13C-V Smart Edition II

Mazda Demio 13C-V Smart Edition II

Source: Mazda