Since its debut, the Mazda MX has always delivered a fun, open-top driving experience. That tradition continues with the latest version of the legendary sports car. The new Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) features a retractable hardtop making the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers.
Featuring fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear, the MX-5 RF’s unique rear roof and retractable back window deliver a distinctive new convertible feeling. The power roof opens and closes with the press of a button while moving at speeds of up to 10 mph. The roof stows away compactly and offers the same trunk space as the soft-top model.
The Mazda MX-5 RF will be available in with a choice of two engines – the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 and SKYACTIV-G 2.0 – mated either to a crisp-shifting six-speed SKYACTIV-MT gearbox or – exclusively for the MX-5 RF – a six-speed automatic.
Another highlight of the MX-5 RF is the selection of body colors. They include Machine Grey, a new premium color specially designed to accentuate the subtle yet dynamic surfaces of Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion exteriors. By intensifying the contrast between light and shadow with a sleek, high-density finish, it gives the impression that the vehicle’s body was sculpted from a solid block of steel.
The Mazda MX-5 RF will be available later this year.
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