New Mazda MX-5 Key Features
- Nine model all-new Mazda MX-5 range priced from £18,495 to £23,295 on-the-road.
- Five level grade structure – SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav.
- Two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines – 1.5-litre 131ps and 2.0-litre 160ps
- All models feature LED headlights, alloy wheels and a six-speed manual gearbox.
- Seven colour choices including Crystal White pearlescent and Soul Red metallic.
- Pre-order open and the all-new Mazda MX-5 configurator will be live at Mazda.co.uk
- The all-new MX-5 will make its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Brand new mazda MX-5 will make its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this year’s most anticipated sports car will be available to order in the UK from £18,495. With a higher power to weight ratio, rear-wheel drive, perfect weight distribution and more comfort and technology than any model before it, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is purer sports car material. Offered with a choice of two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines it comes with plenty of standard equipment and Mazda’s latest safety technology.
New Mx-5 gets even lighter
The lightest MX-5 since the first generational model, the new Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and a little wider than the outgoing car, with the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity ever on a Mazda MX-5. These dynamic proportions combined with Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy that ensures that the new Mazda MX-5’s styling reflects and focuses on driving pleasure more than anything else.
New Mazda MX-5 efficient Engines
SE-L models with the 2.0-litre 160ps engine are distinguished by 17-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors, and benefit from a strut tower bar and limited slip differential.
Step up to Sport trim and both the 1.5 and 2.0-litre cars feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, Premium Bose® Surround-Sound and heated leather seats.
With the 1.5-litre engine, Sport trim MX-5’s come with 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors. Sport models with the 2.0-litre 160ps engine benefit from a dynamic set-up that includes Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential and strut tower bar, while visually, they are marked out by their 17-inch Bright alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors.
The 2015 new Mazda MX-5 Release date UK is 27th April 2015, Your can pre-order the car from this date.
Here's a brief history of the MX-5 - Described by Mazda
Mazda unveiled the first-generation MX-5 at the Chicago Auto Show on 9 February 1989. At that time, virtually no open-type lightweight sportscars were available. The segment, which had blossomed in England in the latter half of the 1940s, gained popularity thanks to the agile handling, characteristic style and affordability of such vehicles. But after the 1960s, with the market focused more on safety and comfort, these cars had all but disappeared. The aim of the engineers and designers at Mazda who produced the first-generation model was simple: to bring back a fun-to-drive lightweight sportscar for people around the world like themselves, people who love cars and love to drive.
To build a car that satisfies this passion for driving, Mazda engineers developed the MX-5 based on the principle that it would combine a lightweight, compact open top two-seater body with a front-midship engine, rear-wheel drive configuration, a 50:50 front-rear weight distribution, a low yaw inertia moment and an affordable price. Subsequently, the simple, familiar nature of its compact sportscar styling, the light feeling and faithful, linear responses, which Mazda defined as Jinba Ittai, and the open feeling it offered, resonated with car lovers around the world.
The Mazda MX-5 soon won a number of awards, gained widespread popularity, and fan clubs big and small began to spring up worldwide. The second-generation model was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1997, and the third-generation followed at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2005. Production reached 900,000 units in February 2011, as the MX-5 broke its own Guinness World Record as the world’s best-selling two-seater sportscar – a title it had first earned in May 2000.
Mazda MX-5 Sales Figures