It took many years for Mazda Middle East to decide on how to reinvigorate the brand’s presence in the region with its fun-to-drive two-seater halo model – the Miata or MX5.
In 2014, the model celebrated its 25th anniversary and the model still defines what a pure sports car should be: A two-seat roadster with rear-wheel drive that’s fun on the street and on the track. Mazda made this possible on both fronts. The MX5 is available as either the classic soft-top convertible or the retractable-targa-type top RF spec model and is powered by 155hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder.
In SE-L Nav trim, there’s a smaller 1.5-litre 131ps engine and the appearance kit offers 16-inch alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors, while Sport Nav trim come with 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and Piano Black door mirrors.
With the 2.0-litre option, SE-L Nav models are distinguished by larger 17-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and Piano Black door mirrors, while Sport Nav cars are visually marked out by their 17-inch Bright alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors. All models have LED daytime running lights.
For 2018, softtop models are now available with a dark-red cloth top, a dark-brown leather interior, and four new paint colors: Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Eternal Blue Mica. The hardtop RF model also can be painted in the new red, white, and blue colours.
That’s not all. Four new colours join the palette for 2018 (Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Eternal Blue Mica). The hardtop RF palette gains blue, red, and white shades. Softtop models are also now available with Dark Cherry cloth top.
Both models benefit from an improvement in standard features; a 7.0-inch infotainment display with rotary controller, HD radio compatibility, and a proximity key with push-button. The softtop roadster receives a retuned rear suspension and a revised power-steering system.
|Engine||I4 2.0L RWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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