The Mazda MX-5 is a true icon, and it has now been updated to offer even more to buyers inspired by its stunning design. This famous sports car engages you during every mile spent at the wheel, and promises a thrilling time for your passenger, too.
On the exterior, the classic two-seater sports car shape has been combined with Mazda's KODO: Soul of Motion design language to place the model close to the road, ready to leap into action. The waistline remains low and flows from a contoured bonnet back to a distinctive rear holding circular LED tail lights. Illumination at the front is provided by slim headlamps and LED daytime running lights, which sit above a wide grille and deep air intakes cutting into the bumper. Alloy wheels keep the sports car sure-footed, while a twin exhaust set-up hints at its potential.
The cockpit has been shaped following the Japanese notion of Jinba Ittai – 'horse and rider as one' – and therefore creates a sense of harmony between driver and car. The ergonomic cabin has been intuitively designed to make controlling the car's functions simple and without causing a distraction, a feature helped by the intelligent technology included. Supportive sports seat hug reassuringly as the car sweeps through bends, and the bonnet sits low to give a clear view of the route ahead.
Positioned just behind the gearstick is the Multimedia Controller, a simple dial that enables you to adjust the innovative MZD Connect system by touch alone. The system also features a colour touch-screen which brings together audio, telephone and navigation functions, as well as internet apps. The drive is therefore not the only trait of the Mazda MX-5 that's sure to excite, but it is the manufacturer's priority.
Leading the charge is a 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, and reports suggest a larger alternative will also be introduced by Mazda. All available powertrains are engineered with SKYACTIV Technology at their heart, an unparalleled Mazda advancement that sees its cars accelerate with thrilling energy, yet at the same time return impressive economy and emissions. Other performance-enhancing elements of SKYACTIV Technology are the SKYACTIV-Chassis and SKYACTIV-Body, which give the sports car its superb balance and light weight.
Safety is another trait to add to the Mazda MX-5's list of strengths, as the SKYACTIV-Body is ultra-strong and therefore protects extremely well in the event of a collision. Crumple zones absorb the forces of an impact, while at the same time airbags deploy inside the cabin. These passive features are accompanied by active measures including i-ACTIVESENSE. It combines Lane Departure Warning System with optional Blind Spot Monitoring and High Beam Control, to scan the surrounding road and make you aware of potential hazards.
Mazda's MX-5 is the world's bestselling two-seater sports car for good reason, and you can find out more with Rockingham Cars in Corby. Make an enquiry online or by phone today to schedule a test drive in this exhilarating vehicle.