Mazda has announced a second facelift for the Mazda MX-5, which is now in its third-generation since its 2005 debut. The revisions are mostly cosmetic, with the updated MX-5 sporting a more aggressive face, as well as minor tweaks to the interior.
Engine specifications remain unchanged, with the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine producing 118 kW and 188 Nm of torque. Mazda says minor adjustments to the throttle management program have made new MX-5 models equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, more responsive when accelerating out of corners, creating a more linear, nimble feel.
The car’s brake booster has also been revised, providing enhanced stopping ability. In addition, a pedestrian protection system has been designed into the bonnet (‘Active Bonnet’), which raises the rear end of the bonnet in the event of an accident in order to absorb the impact energy and ideally reduce head injuries to pedestrians.
Inside, the seats are available in a number of trims: black fabric; black leather and Alcantara; or tan leather. Dark grey gloss inserts are found across the dashboard and steering wheel.