Brand Icon New MX5 Enthuses Buyers
Much of that reputation has been earned from the agility, fun, and engagement that have always defined this fine little car. On all accounts, these are major features of the new car, but even more so
1,000 fourth generation Mazda MX5s had been sold ahead of the official on-sale date, largely because the car was already generating great enthusiasm from early press reviews
According to Mazda, the new MX5 has already generated £20m revenue for the brand…and growing.
Prices start at £18,495 on the road, coming in with two engine specs – the 1.5 litre, accounting currently for about 54% of sales, and a 2.0 litre. Both are highly efficient high performing examples of Mazda’s Award winning SKYACTIV engine development programme, designed to achieve maximum engine efficiency through innovation; “innovate in order to preserve” is the maxim.
As well as being ‘affordable’, that alone does not account for the reputation the Mazda MX5 has achieved as ‘the World’s best-selling sports car’. Much of that reputation has been earned from the agility, fun, and engagement that have always defined this fine little car. On all accounts, these are major features of the new car, but even more so. It is rear wheel drive of course, achieving an ideal 50:50 weight distribution front and rear to maximise handling harmony; it also boasts more comfort and technology than any of its predecessors, yet is lighter, lower, and wider than the out-going car.
There’s a five level trim spec, SE., SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. Step up incrementally from standard SE and climate control air-conditioning, DAB, Bluetooth, cruise control, Mazda Connect connectivity/infotainment programme, and satellite navigation add state of the art technology to a pure sporting experience. Replacing the MX5 with an all-new car was a make or break challenge for Mazda; this new car proves they have risen to that challenge…and more.
SKYACTIV-G Petrol 1.5 131ps
Power (ps/rpm): 131/7000 | Torque (Nm/rpm): 150/4800 | 0-62mph (sec): 8.3 | Top Speed (mph): 127 | Combined
SKYACTIV-G Petrol 2.0 160ps
Power (ps/rpm): 160/6000 | Torque (Nm/rpm): 200/4600 | 0-62mph (sec): 7.3 | Top Speed (mph): 133 | Combined
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