Mazda MX-5: Pricing and specs for refreshed roadster announced
Mazda has announced the refreshed Mazda MX-5 range will feature fuel-saving technology in the form of a new stop-start function called ‘i-ELOOP’. It will also boast a variety of tech updates.
The entry-level MX-5 is the SE-L (£23,795) which comes with LED headlights, 16in alloy wheels and electrically folded wing mirrors. Changes are minor on the inside, with fabric sports seats and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. A seven-inch infotainment unit offering satnav as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also features.
Moving up the range, MX-5 Sport (£26,095) offers black leather seats with silver stitching, chrome trim, and a premium Bose sound system. Additional safety kit includes lane departure warning as well as driver attention alert and autonomous emergency braking.
Both SE-L and Sport models are powered by a Mazda’s 1.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine, with the six-speed manual producing 130bhp. Both are available in either convertible or Retractable Fastback (RF) guise.
Sport Tech (£28,395) features reversing camera and blind spot monitoring as well as adaptive LED lights. Larger 17in alloy wheels as well as sports suspension also feature.
At the top of the range is the flagship GT Sport Tech (£29,895). This model is marked out by a more upmarket interior featuring red Nappa leather seats. Stainless steel scuff plates and power-heated wing mirrors also feature.
Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models use a more powerful 181bhp 2.0-litre SkyActive-G petrol engine which offers 181bhp via six-speed manual. These models also feature a tuned exhaust system as well as sharper handling.
Both Sport Tech RF and GT Sport Tech RF can also be spec’d with either the six-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.
Commenting on the 2020 Mazda MX-5, Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK managing director, said: “When it comes to driver engagement, the current generation MX-5 has already established itself as a benchmark sports car, and with the 2020 Mazda MX-5 we continue to offer one of the most exciting and satisfying to drive cars money can buy.”