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Refreshed Mazda MX-5 sees minor price rises…

The refreshed Mazda MX-5 has copped tweaks to the design, dynamics, and NVH across both the soft-top and RF variants.

THE REFRESHED MAZDA MX-5 might be a case of blink and you’ll miss the updates, but in this first update since the fourth-generation MX-5 was introduced in 2015, Mazda tweaked the rear suspension via lowering the upper link bushings and lengthening the bump stops.

And, while Mazda has often claimed its vehicles don’t have an NVH issue, it’s constantly adding more sound deadening, with the refreshed MX-5 getting more insulation stuffed into the centre tunnel, the dash, “holes and gaps around the tunnel reinforcement were reduced” and more insulation in the rear wheel arches.

The MX-5 will also add key safety features, including lane departure warning and adaptive headlights. There are new colours available too.

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Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said, “The MX-5 carries a promise of fun, and the upgraded fourth generation model certainly upholds this.

“The enhancements and added equipment are another phase in its constant evolution, which is testament to Mazda’s endless pursuit of achieving driving pleasure.”

There have been some minor price changes across the range, spanning a couple of hundred dollars through to $1320.00 in the RF GT. The updated MX-5 is on-sale now.

Mazda MX-5 pricing 

MODEL

   TRIM

   MLP

   OLD MLP

1.5L Soft-top Roadster 6MT

   Black cloth

   $33,440

   $33,340

1.5L Soft-top Roadster 6AT

   Black cloth

   $35,440

   $35,340

1.5L Soft-top Roadster GT 6MT

   Leather

   $39,660

   $38,340

1.5L Soft-top Roadster GT 6AT

   Leather

   $41,660

   $40,340

2L Soft-top Roadster 6MT

   Black cloth

   $34,950

   $34,850

2L Soft-top Roadster 6AT

   Black cloth

   $36,950

   $36,850

2L Soft-top Roadster GT 6MT

   Leather

   $41,210

   $39,890

2L Soft-top Roadster GT 6AT

   Leather

   $43,210

   $41,890

2L RF 6MT

   Cloth

   $38,650

   $38,550

2L RF 6AT

   Cloth

   $40,650

   $40,550

2L RF GT 6MT

   Leather

   $45,210

   $43,890

2L RF GT 6AT

   Leather

   $47,210

   $45,890

2L RF GT Black roof 6MT

   Nappa leather

   $46,210

   $44,890

2L RF GT Black roof 6AT

   Nappa leather

   $48,210

   $46,890

2L RF Limited Edition6MT

   Recaro seats

   $52,210

   N/A


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.