Mazda have face lifted the iconic Mazda MX-5 which will go on sale on the 1st December, priced from £18,495.
The revisions include a fresh face, new pedestrian-friendly bonnet, satellite navigation system, side airbags, climate control air-conditioning and better driving dynamics.
The new front-end design now incorporates an active bonnet system which detects if a collision with a pedestrian is likely by popping up the trailing edge of the bonnet to provide a crumple zone between the bonnet and engine.
There is a choice of three powertrains – the 126ps 1.8i MZR with a five-speed gearbox, and the 160ps 2.0i MZR with a six-speed manual box or you can opt should you wish for the ‘PowerShift‘ six-speed sequential paddle-shift transmission that allows manual control or a fully automatic mode, this is only available as roadster coupe.
In addition to the existing line-up there is now a £21,795 or £23,295 in hard top roadster coupe guise, 2.0 litre ‘Sport Tech Nav’ model featuring a TomTom satellite-navigation system with a fully integrated 5.8-inch touch screen monitor, 4GB SD card based map (45 countries), Live Services, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Mazda MX-5 colour palette now includes Sparkling Black Mica, Dolphin Grey Mica and Crystal White Pearlescent in addition to True Red Solid, Aluminium Silver Metallic, Copper Red Mica and Stormy Blue Mica.Published 25 November 2012