12 Jul 2012

Facelifted Mazda MX-5

The venerable MX-5 has been around since 1989.  Beloved of hairdressers and petrolheads alike for it's looks but also it's dynamic handling the MX-5 gets a refresh.

Mazda claims the car is safer and more refined with the addition of more refined throttle actuation and a vacuum brake booster.  In real terms this will mean it goes and stops more smoothly and with more power.

The MX-5 has a new front end and revised interior and will come with a wider choice of colours.

The engines remain the same which will mean a choose of 1.8 or 2.0 litre powerplants with 124bhp or 158bhp respectively.  Not bad for a car which weighs 1155kg.

The car is rolling off the productions lines in Hiroshima now and will be in UK showrooms late 2012 with a starting price of around £16,000.