Mazda MX-5 update brings more power and safety
The Japanese car brand Mazda has announced the forthcoming update of the MX-5 roadster series. The vehicles are going to get improved safety options along with new engines.
This is not a simple facelift, even though there’s that, too. Each Mazda MX-5 now boasts a set of black 17” wheels and a restyled soft top. On the inside, the engineers have expanded the scope of steering wheel adjustments, redesigned the cup holders and reworked the door opening mechanisms.
The 1.5L and 2.0L engines have also been revised for fewer emissions, higher torque and faster accelerator pedal response. There are now new connecting rods, lighter pistons and a reworked injection system. The top trim level comes with a light performance boost this time around, bringing the total up 24 hp / 18 kW to 184 hp / 137 kW.
Some improvements have also been made in the automatic transmission of the Mazda МХ-5 series. Perhaps more importantly, the base version now ships with the automatic emergency brake and traffic sign recognition.
The refreshed Mazda МХ-5 lineup will appear in the showrooms in Europe and the USA this fall.