LIGHTWEIGHT BIG ON FUN
MAZDA’S new 2.0-litre MX-5 has arrived but you’ll be at the end of a queue totalling about 200 buyers.
In dealerships now, Mazda is expecting more powerful 2.0 litre fourth-generation to hit sweet spot with Australian
With two MX-5 engine choices on offer — a first for Australia — the 2.0L variant offers 118kW of power at 6000rpm and 200Nm torque 4600rpm.
This is 23 per cent increase in power 33 improvement in torque compared to the 1.5 litre model, which went on sale early August.
The higher output 2.0 MX-5 also boasts impressive fuel efficiency, with the six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission sipping as little as 6.9L/100km, while the automatic records 7.1L/100km.
Available in two grades — Roadster and high-grade Roadster GT with either a six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual or sixspeed automatic transmission, the 2.0L All-New Mazda MX-5 comes
all the features available on 1.5 litre models but range of other stylish additions.
Both 2.0 grades come with MZD Connect, LED daylight running lamps and the larger 17-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment.
The Roadster gets gunmetal grey wheels, while top of range GT alloys are painted bright silver.
Tipping the scales from a low 1033kg — weighing in considerably less than previous generation NC model new MX-5 offers mix of balance and control thanks to its renowned 50:50 front-rear weight
low centre of gravity. The result is a car that handles beautifully fun drive.
Available in six striking colours, including the popular Soul Red and
recently introduced Ceramic Metallic, range comes with three interior trims, including black cloth for the Roadster and a choice of black or tan leather in GT.
The new Mazda MX-5 with 2.0 litre engine is priced from $34,490 up to $41,550