|UK’s Sunday Times has voted the Mazda MX-5 as the winner of the best Roadster and Spider category. The Mazda MX-5 was among the paper’s Top 100 cars of the year.|
With rear-wheel drive, perfect 50:50 weight distribution, plus more comfort and technology than ever before, the Mazda MX-5 is offered with a choice of two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines. For the British market, the MX=5 is offered in nine versions with five trims. The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is the lightest MX-5 since the iconic original and also shorter, lower and wider than the third-gen MX-6. Additionally, the latest MX-5 has the smallest overhangs and lowest center of gravity yet.
In looks, the MX-5 takes on dynamic proportions combined with Mazda’s much coveted KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy. The KODO theme ensures that the Mazda MX-5’s styling reflects its focus on driving pleasure in an unmistakably contemporary and dynamic way.
Featuring Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology, the Mazda MX-5’s ultra-efficient lightweight petrol engines deliver new levels of performance and economy. Across the range the MX-5 features alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. SE-L versions add LED DRLs (daytime running lights), climate control air-conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth®and cruise control, plus Mazda’s MZD-Connect connectivity and infotainment system with 7-inch color touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander.
SE-L versions with the 2.0-liter 160ps engine are distinguished by 17-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors, and benefit from a strut tower bar and LSD (limited slip differential). Step up to Sport trim and both the 1.5 and 2.0-liter cars feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, Bose Surround-Sound and heated leather seats.
With the 1.5-liter engine, Sport trim MX-5’s come with 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors. Sport models with the 2.0-liter 160 ps engine benefit from a dynamic set-up that includes Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, an LSD and strut tower bar, while visually, they are marked out by their 17-inch Bright alloy wheels and body colored mirrors.