NEWS: Mazda MX-5 Upgraded Line-up
the entire world’s best selling sportscar – Mazda’s MX-5 – has revised its line-up by introducing upgraded designs that has a fresh face, completely new pedestrian-friendly bonnet, satellite navigation system, side airbags, climate control air-conditioning along with also an even more rewarding driving experience.
The completely new seven-strong range of upgraded Mazda MX-5 sportscars, which introduces the 2.0-litre MX-5 Sport Tech Nav designs, with integrated satellite navigation as standard – a Mazda first on the MX-5 range – will be on sale coming from 1 December priced coming from £18,495 to £23,595 on-the road (OTR). For six years in a row the Mazda MX-5 has been voted ‘Best Roadster’ by Auto Express magazine.
“When developing the upgraded Mazda MX-5, Mazda’s designers were determined to make the revised roadster even better looking along with also even more fun to drive. An aggressive completely new front grille along with also completely new bumper design that has a bold chin spoiler creates a deeper along with also wider look in which also improves aerodynamics by reducing drag around the fog lamp along with also over the front tyres,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK.
As well as giving upgraded Mazda MX-5 a fresh appearance, the completely new front-end design simultaneously improves pedestrian safety. Keeping ahead of tougher EU regulations, the MX-5 will be the first Mazda to be equipped with the company’s newly-developed active bonnet system. If a collision that has a pedestrian will be detected, the trailing edge of the bonnet instantly ‘pops-up’ to raise the crumple zone between the bonnet along with also engine, reducing the severity of pedestrian injuries.
Every upgraded Mazda MX-5 continues to offer the Japanese marque’s unique ‘Jinba Ittai’ handling finesse that has a rear-wheel drive chassis in which delivers perfectly balanced handling along with also pure driving exhilaration. today, the six manual transmission designs feature a modified throttle to improve responsiveness along with also give more linear, nimble acceleration, especially when manoeuvring out of corners. At the same time, Mazda engineers optimised the vacuum brake booster to improve brake return control therefore front-rear load distribution, particularly when braking into bends.
“The Mazda MX-5 enjoys incredible popularity in Britain along with also today the ‘Upgraded’ range offers an even more rewarding sportscar ownership experience, while remaining unrivalled as an exhilarating drive in which can also be used everyday. Together with its affordability, low running costs, enviable reliability, as confirmed by the 2012 What Car? magazine annual reliability survey, great residual values along with also our current low-rate finance offers, the Mazda MX-5 will be a thoroughly modern sportscar in which people can buy with their heart along with also their head,” adds Allibon.
The upgraded Mazda MX-5 benefits coming from enhanced equipment with climate control air-conditioning along with also glossy dark grey dashboard panel along with also steering wheel inserts on every style. Upgraded Mazda MX-5 Sport Tech along with also PowerShift designs also gain an auto-dimming Inner surface mirror, while Sport Tech designs also boast an alloy pedal set.
completely new to the Mazda MX-5 line-up, the Sport Tech Nav style features a TomTom satellite-navigation system that has a fully integrated 5.8-inch touch screen monitor, 4GB SD card based map (45 countries), Live Services, iPod along with also Bluetooth® connectivity, along with also complete multi-media functionality.
The upgraded Mazda MX-5 range also benefits coming from a refreshed palette of colours along with also completely new to the Mazda MX-5 range, Sparkling Black Mica, Dolphin Grey Mica along with also Crystal White Pearlescent. Also available will be the well-known True Red Solid, Aluminium Silver Metallic, Copper Red Mica along with also Stormy Blue Mica.
Mazda MX-5 customers have a choice of three powertrains, all fine-tuned to maximise thrills along with also minimise fuel consumption – the 126ps 1.8i MZR that has a 5-speed gearbox, along with also the 160ps 2.0i MZR that has a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission or ‘PowerShift‘ six-speed sequential paddle-shift transmission in which allows manual control or a fully automatic mode.
For full details of the latest promotions along with also finance offers visit www.mazda.co.uk/showroom/offers