More power and safety kit for 2019 Mazda MX-5
Mazda’s refreshed MX-5 is to go on sale in Europe this summer, bringing increased power and safety equipment.
The changes – applicable to the convertible and RF folding hard-top models – see the more powerful 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine get a 15% increase in power from 158bhp to 181bhp. Max torque also increases, from 148lb.ft to 151lb.ft.
Both the 2.0 and 1.5-litre units also meet Euro 6d Temp emission regulations. Mazda said NEDC Correlated CO2 and fuel figures are yet to be announced.
The MX-5 also gains five new features under Mazda’s i-Activesense banner, comprising Advanced Smart City Brake Support and Smart City Brake Support (Reverse) AEB systems for forwards and reversing plus Driver Attention Alert, a Traffic Sign Recognition System and a rear view camera.
Design changes have been kept to a minimum and the updated model gains a darker paint finish for both 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels, and the availability of a new brown soft top.
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 goes on sale throughout Europe from August 2018 onwards. Pricing is still to be confirmed.