Mazda MX-5 receives updates for 2020

The Mazda MX-5 has New Sport Tech/GT Sport Tech trims to kick start 2020. Both soft- and hard-top MX-5 are offered with Sport Tech or GT Sport Tech trims. With the two new trims, the MX-5 in all has 10 variants in 1.5- and 2.0-liter engine options.

What’s the GT Sport Tech

The flagship Mazda MX-5 decked in GT Sport Tech trims has 17-inch BBS wheels and Burgundy Nappa leather seats. The entire MX-5 line-up has a new Polymetal Grey Metallic paint, for the first time.

Mazda’s iconic Roadster has dynamic handling capabilities, known the world over. The 2020 Mazda MX-5 retains the same mechanical set up as what’s already available in the fourth-generation. The 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G churns 184ps, thanks to an engine with lighter pistons and con-rod, as well as upgraded camshafts, exhaust valves, fuel injectors, throttle valve and air intake. The updated components improve output by 24ps, compared to the MX-5 fourth-generation that came out in 2015. The 2020 Mazda roadster has a redline of 7,500 rpm, with a torque increase of 5Nm. A sprint from 0 – 100 km/h has also improved by 0.8 seconds, to 6.5 secs. On the other hand, manual- and automatic-transmission RFs are 0.6 and 0.5s faster. In addition, the tuned main silencer delivers a more powerful engine note. As before 2.0-liter with the manual gearbox have a front strut brace, LSD  (limited slip differential) and Bilstein dampers.

When it comes to efficiency, here’s when the roadster’s lightness comes to play, Also aiding fuel economy are Mazda’s proprietary i-ELOOP, i-stop kinetic recovery and stop-start technology.

Standard safety equipment on the Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech trims include Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition and Driver Attention Alert. While Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera.

Izzat Shaharel
Being an adrenaline junkie, Izzat has always had a passion for cars. From a compact to a supercar, he doesn't discriminate and judges based on merits. Being in the automotive industry for the past few years, he's an aspiring automotive journalist and has been making Youtube videos since May 2019.

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