Mazda announces pricing & specification for new MX-5
Making its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and wider than the outgoing car, with the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet. It’s also the lightest MX-5 since the original.
Two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines are available – a 129bhp 1.5-litre with 139g/km and a 158bhp 2.0-litre offering 161g/km.
The range brings a choice of nine models across five trim levels – SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav.
Standard kit includes alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. SE-L models add LED daytime running lights, climate control air-conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth and cruise control, plus Mazda’s MZD-Connect connectivity and infotainment system with seven-inch Colour touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander.
SE-L models with the 158bhp 2.0-litre engine gain 17-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors, and benefit from a strut tower bar and limited slip differential.
Step up to Sport trim and both the 1.5 and 2.0-litre cars feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, Premium Bose Surround-Sound and heated leather seats.
With the 1.5-litre engine, Sport trim MX-5’s come with 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors. Sport models with the 158bhp 2.0-litre engine benefit from a dynamic set-up that includes Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential and strut tower bar, while visually, they are marked out by their 17-inch Bright alloy wheels and body-coloured mirrors.
Versions of the all-new Mazda MX-5 fitted with Mazda’s integrated navigation system come with three-years of free European map upgrades, while the range topping 2.0-litre Sport Nav is available with the optional £350 Safety Pack, which includes High Beam Control and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.