RICHMOND HILL, ON – How do you make the world’s best-selling, two-seat roadster even better? Mazda’s designers and engineers have found the answer with the 2019 MX-5 and MX-5 RF, which are now on sale this summer from a starting MSRP of $32,900 – $42,000. While its biggest change comes by way of its thoroughly upgraded SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, which is now more responsive, efficient and powerful, unit with 181 horsepower and more torque. With a lengthy list of new standard equipment the 2019 MX-5, o receives upgrades in the safety department and interior. The new mid-range MX-5 carries the GS-P moniker and will appeal to the enthusiast buyer, with standard sport suspension with Bilstein® shock absorbers, limited slip differential, strut tower bar, and 17-inch black metallic alloy wheels. A Bose® premium audio system is now standard in the mid-range GS-P and features 9 speakers with AudioPilot® 2 noise compensation technology (including driver and passenger headrest speakers, and subwoofer), along with navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle, heated exterior mirrors, and LED daytime running lights (DRL). The interior features black cloth upholstery with red stitching, and three-position seat heaters. The GS-P model has an available Sport Package, which includes black 17-inch BBS® forged wheels, Brembo® front brakes, red painted front and rear brake calipers, and Recaro® sport seats (Nappa leather and Alcantara® trimmed). The MX-5 GT continues to be the top of the range and adds a range of extra features.
The two-trim strategy for the 2019 MX-5 RF carries over from 2018 and starts with the newly-named GS-P model. Standard features and options mimic the 2019 MX-5 soft-top model, with the exception of the 4.6-inch colour MID which is standard on the MX-5 RF. The 2019 MX-5 RF GS-P also includes the availability of the Sport Package. The MX-5 RF GT gives buyers a chance to differentiate their car with the available Exclusive Package or Grand Sport Package (manual transmission only).
The Exclusive Package adds some colour contrast inside and out with a unique piano black hard top, and Chroma Brown Nappa leather seating with KODO stitching. The Grand Sport Package includes these features as well and takes it a step further by adding the 17-inch BBS® forged wheels and Brembo® front brakes from the GS-P Sport Package. All models are on sale now at local Mazda dealers. More info at mazda.ca