The Mazda MX-5 is a living legend in the automotive world. Without huge power, super-turbo engines, and a suspension with a lot of adjustments and settings, this small Mazda MX-5 sports car suddenly demonstrates an exciting “pure” drive – and is appreciated all over the world for that.
Mazda is very cautious about updates to the Mazda MX-5, usually limiting itself to “polishing” and perfecting the existing design. This time it is the same: the changes are small but interesting.
For example, the daytime running lights are now integrated into the main headlights – the latter have horizontal DRL strips and vertical turn signals. The front bumper and radiator grille have also been redesigned to accommodate the adaptive cruise control radar. Other changes include new wheels and 3D headlights.
Some improvements have also been made to the interior of the Mazda MX-5. For example, premium Nappa leather is now available, and the front panel now features a larger 8.8-inch multimedia system display. However, the Mazda MX-5 would not be the same if it were limited to such cosmetic changes…
Of course, there are upgrades to the technology! For example, the power of the base 1.5-liter engine has increased to 134 hp against 130 before, and for the “older” 2-liter 184-horsepower engine, sharper responses to the accelerator pedal are promised. The Mazda MX-5 is offered with a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual, with the latter versions now receiving an asymmetric LSD differential. A special Track mode has also been added to the stabilization system settings.
All of these changes are currently announced for the Mazda MX-5 for the Japanese market. However, they are likely to be introduced to all Mazda MX-5 cars in general and will help the sports car to survive until 2025-2026, when its successor is due to be released.