The new-look Mazda MX-5 has been launched in Japan, where it’s simply known as the Roadster. Available in two soft-top and RHT (retractable hard-top) versions, the new MX-5 gets a revised front-end design which is more dignified, and less smiley, than the one we currently have, plus new black trims for the interior and new design wheels. It also gets an Active Bonnet safety feature for pedestrians you might hit.
On the outside the new Miata get a larger air intake which is more rounded than before, new fog lights bezels, and a new chin spoiler, plus a couple of new vibrant colors including Dolphin Gray Mica which replaces the Metropolitan Gray.
Inside the cabin Glossy Dark Gray is used for the decoration panel and steering wheel bezel to give the car a more elegant feel. The genuine leather seat are now available in a two-tone tan and black upholstery, while fabric and Alcantara options are also available. The Roadster is now a richer car than before, which should increase the joys of ownership.
The new MX-5 should be better to drive as well, as Mazda has made adjustments to its throttle system and boosted the braking power. As mentioned it also gets an Active Bonnet which in case of an accident raises the top end of the bonnet to reduce the impact to the head.
There is still no confirmed details on when the MX-5 Facelift will become available in Europe, but it’s only a matter of time.