All-New Mazda MX-5

All new MX-5 Roadster GTMore than 25 years ago, the world was introduced to a new breed of sportscar when the MX-5 was unveiled; today the All-New Mazda MX-5 arrives in Australia and is expected to entice a new generation of buyers and excite long-time fans.

With almost 17,000 domestic sales since its launch in 1989, the all-new fourth generation ND model starts from $31,990*, a mere $2,000 more than the 1989 introductory price, but with considerably more standard features.

Available in two grades including the Roadster and the high-spec Roadster GT, the All-New Mazda MX-5 will offer two powertrains and two transmission types.

Launching with a 1.5 litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine which outputs 96kW of power and 150Nm of torque, the MX-5 comes with either a 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

With fuel economy figures that have improved by almost 25 per cent compared to its predecessor, the 1.5 litre with 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission sips from as little as 6.1L/100km while the automatic records a lean 6.4L/100km.

Weighing in from 1,009kg, the ND is over 90kg lighter compared to the previous NC model and a new suspension system improves turn-in ability, stability when braking and control when cornering. A newly designed soft top makes it easy to open and close the roof in seconds, while Mazda-first double pinion electronic power steering is introduced to All-New MX-5.

MZD Connect, Mazda’s advanced infotainment system, with a seven-inch touch screen operated by a centrally located commander control makes its debut on MX-5. It’s available as an option on the 1.5 litre Roadster and as standard equipment on the 1.5 litre Roadster GT and the 2.0 litre range.

Available in six striking colours, including the popular Soul Red and the recently introduced Ceramic Metallic, the range comes with three interior trims, including black cloth for the Roadster and a choice of black or tan leather in Roadster GT.

A 2.0 litre SKYACTIV-G petrol alternative, with 118kW of power and 200Nm of torque, will go on sale later this year.

All-New Mazda MX-5 is on sale from August 10.

Pricing – Manufacturer’s List Price¹

1.5L Roadster                     6MT       $31,990
1.5L Roadster                     6AT        $33,990
1.5L Roadster GT              6MT       $37,990
1.5L Roadster GT              6AT        $39,990
2.0L Roadster                     6MT       $34,490
2.0L Roadster                     6AT        $36,490
2.0L Roadster GT              6MT       $39,550
2.0L Roadster GT              6AT        $41,550

* Plus on road costs

¹ Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) where applicable but excludes dealer delivery, registration, third party insurance costs, stamp duty and other mandatory charges.

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Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing. Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.