Mazda has simplified the Mazda2 line-up by introducing two new models named after the two brightest stars in the night sky.

The Mazda2 Antares and Capella join the S model and replace the TS, TS2 and Sport.

Both new models feature a unique seat trim colour coordinated with the door inserts, gear lever surround, and detailing on the carpet mats and scuff plates. On the outside there are two new exterior colours – Glacier Silver metallic and Deep Navy solid.

Compared to the S, the Antares adds standard air conditioning, electric front windows, CD player and body colour mirrors. The top-of-the-range Capella adds new design 15-inch alloy wheels, electric exterior mirrors and rear windows, a 6 speaker audio system and chrome exhaust tailpipe.

The Mazda2 is available with four engine options of 1.25, 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol as well as a 1.4-litre common rail diesel. An Auto Shift Manual transmission (ASM) provides a choice between clutchless manual gearshifts or a full automatic mode and is available on both the 1.4-litre petrol and diesel versions.

Prices range from £7,995 to £10,495.