Mazda updates its MX-5 Roadster for 2013

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This year, Mazda is relaunching its popular MX-5 Roadster with sporty style updates.

Since the model was first introduced in 1989, it’s been a consistent favourite and award winner – Auto Express has named it as the ‘Best Roadster’ for six years in a row to 2012.

For 2013, Mazda has subtly updated and enhanced the convertible. As part of its plans to update the design of every car in the range, the MX-5 has refreshed, more aggressive looks. The model’s new ‘face’ includes a deeper chin spoiler and pedestrian-friendly bonnet, ramping up security in the event of a collision. A solid yet folding metal roof is still one of the car’s best assets, and it doesn’t impact on boot space when fully down.


The two-seat cabin is still upholstered in soft-touch leather, which is complemented by a new gloss black dashboard. Modifications have been made to both the brake pedal and accelerator, improving both control and comfort for the driver. Mazda has worked hard to keep the balanced 50:50 weight distribution across the car, as well as the high specification that includes a Bluetooth connection and navigation system as standard.

At 160bhp, the Roadster’s naturally aspirated engine powers it from 0-60mph in less than eight seconds, on the way to a top speed of 136mph. Economy-conscious drivers will enjoy up to 36.2mpg combined from the model. In contrast to rival sports cars in its class, it produces a satisfying purr and consistent performance without turbo enhancement.

The 2013 version of the Mazda MX-5 is on sale now – and you can find it at your nearest Johnsons Mazda dealership. To find out more and book your test drive, get in touch today.

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