A brand new Mazda MX-5 RF is heading to the stores and it features a stylish retractable fastback.
The pricing of the model has been confirmed to be £22,195.
With the new RF edition, the car features a hard top which can be folded when you don’t need it. The car will be available in stores in the first quarter of 2017. It will be a limited edition variant and Mazda has confirmed that only 500 of them will be produced. Buyers planning to go for it should probably pre-order the same so that they don’t miss this special edition model.
The launch edition model features a 2.0-liter powertrain priced at £28,995 and has a lot of additional components. It includes large BBS alloy wheels, black rear spoiler, door mirrors and a two tone roof. It can also be upgraded with safety pack, alcantara trim and Recaro seats. The company added that these features are part of the package and buyers don’t have to pay extra to receive it.
There will be a 1.5-liter variant and a 2.0-liter variant which is mated to a manual gearbox. Buyers can pay additional charges to upgrade it to an automatic transmission system. The Mazda MX-5 RF was officially unveiled at the New York motor show. While the MX-5 has been one of the successful model for the brand, it needs a lot of radical changes so as to market it to its potential customers again.
“While the soft top variant is more casual, we are going for a formal look and performance with the MX-5 RF edition. Our team started working on the model almost eight years ago and even when we were developing the soft top version, there was this suggestion to create a hard top variant that we are working on,” said Nobuhiro Yamamoto.
A brand new body work has been created to enable the Mazda MX-5 RF to be mounted which features unique side and rear profiles. The dashboard is revamped and the entire rear end of the car is constructed out of a single piece of metal. The hard top can be rolled back into the rear and it takes about 12 seconds for the process to be completed. The top rolls back at a speed of 6 miles per hour.
The overall length and width of the MX-5 is similar to the Roadster edition. It’s still a lightweight car as Mazda always focuses on offering a compact, easy to use car for its customers.