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Mazda's new MX-5 RF now available to pre-order

Monday 10 October 2016, By Autovolo

Mazda's new MX-5 RF now available to pre-order

Mazda's new MX-5 RF now available to pre-order

Mazda has released more information surrounding its hotly-anticipated hard-top version of the MX-5 – the MX-5 RF.

Fitted with a folding metal roof, the MX-5 RF is priced from £22,195, and it's available to pre-order now. The first cars are due to arrive in dealerships on March 4, 2017.

A special edition car has also been announced, in the form of the Launch Edition MX-5 RF. Strictly limited to just 500 units, it features a 2.0-litre petrol engine, as well as a twin-tone roof, BBS wheels and a black rear spoiler. The inside of the car is also treated to Alcantara trim.

However, the standard car still has an impressive amount of standard equipment. It is also powered by a 2.0-litre engine, and has a limited-slip differential as well as 17-inch alloy wheels. Higher-specification Sports Nav models feature high-performance Bilstein dampers and a strut brace to further improve the car’s cornering ability.

Nobuhiro Yamamoto, Mazda’s MX-5 programme manager, said: “With the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF we freed ourselves from traditional ways of thinking and took on fresh challenges in order to create something new. Our aim was a convertible sports car with gorgeous fastback lines when the roof is closed and an exhilarating open-air feeling when wide open.”

Production of the car has already begun at Mazda’s Ujina Plant in Hiroshima, Japan.