Mazda has readied a mild makeover for its MX-5 roadster, improving the car’s comfort and safety credentials for a small increase in price.
Reworked rear suspension for the soft-top roadster and hard-top RF includes new bushes and bump stops intended to improve the car’s composure over big bumps.
Extra sound insulation and vibration-dampening material should make the cabin quieter, helped by changes to the car’s floorplan.
MX-5 GT models now benefit from lane departure warning and adaptive LED headlamp systems that should make it safer on the road while adding $1320 to the car’s bottom line.
Two new colours - machine grey and soul red crystal – bring a subtle change to its looks.
Engines and transmissions remain unchanged across the range, which offers a choice of 96kW 1.5-litre or 118kW 2.0-litre engines and six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
2018 Mazda MX-5 prices
MX-5 1.5L Roadster - $33,440 (no change)
MX-5 1.5L Roadster GT - $39,660 (+$1320)
MX-5 2.0L Roadster - $34,950 (+$100)
MX-5 2.0L Roadster GT - $41,210 (+$1320)
MX-5 2.0L RF - $38,650 (+$100)
MX-5 2.0L RF GT - $45,210 (+$1320)
MX-5 2.0L RF GT Black Roof - $46,210 (+$1320)
MX-5 2.0L RF Limited Edition - $52,210 (new model)
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