Upgraded Mazda MX5: on sale 1 December

The upgraded Mazda MX5 will go on sale from the 1 December this year, offering customers even more style, equipment and performance.

The Japanese firm has given its revised two-seater roadster a fresh face, while the scintillating sports car also gets an integrated TomTom satellite navigation system fitted as standard.

There’s also a new pedestrian-friendly bonnet and side airbags, helping improve safety.

Alongside that, the manufacturer has recalibrated the manual Mazda MX5 model’s accelerator pedal for improved feel, a more linear response and more control.

Similarly, the firm has turned its attention to the brakes, too. A revised brake pedal improves control and feel, making braking performance smoother and faster.

The revised Mazda MX5 will be available in the same Soft Top and Roadster Coupe guises as the current vehicle.

The same choice of powerful and efficient petrol engines is also on offer – ranging from the 126hp 1.8-litre unit to the 160hp 2.0-litre motor.

The more powerful engine gives a seriously sporty 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds in the 2.0i Sport Tech Soft Top variant, while thanks to the vehicle’s lightweight engineering philosophy efficiency still remains strong.

The 1.8 Mazda MX5 will return a best of 39.8mpg combined with 167g/km CO2 emissions.

Prices start from £18,495 for the entry-level 1.8 SE Soft Top, rising to £23,595 for the range-topping 2.0i Spot Tech Roadster Coupe with Mazda’s PowerShift automatic gearbox.

The updates to the Mazda MX5 means the best just got better. Auto Express magazine has voted the car its ‘Best Roadster’ for six years in its New Car Awards, and the car is an extremely popular vehicle. It’s amazingly reliable, too, and earlier models are rapidly moving towards classic status.

With improved response from key control interfaces, a fresh new face and continuing excellent performance, the famous two-seater sports car is now more attractive than ever.

To book a test drive of the new vehicle, or for more information on the upgraded Mazda MX5, visit our dedicated Mazda sales centres at Bookham, Surrey, or Orpington, Kent.

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