First impressions of the all-new Mazda MX-5: 'It looks so much better in the flesh than the pictures'
Published 19/06/2015 | 10:57
The all-new Mazda MX-5 roadster will come to Ireland in August – with prices starting from €27,995.
The new little sports car is all about its back-to-basics design, with the emphasis on lower weight and driving – it is powered by a new 1.5 litre petrol engine with 131bhp.
The base model will come as standard with LED headlights, 16ins alloys, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, leather multi function steering wheel and a 7ins touch screen incorporating USB iPod connectivity.
GT spec (€2,000 more) adds 16ins gun metal grey alloys, full black leather interior with heated seats, nine-speaker Bose sound system, rear parking sensors, adaptive front lights, keyless entry and lane departure warning.
Shorter, lower and wider than the current car, it’s the lightest MX-5 since the Mk I version, bringing with it the best power-to-weight ratio for the model. It also comes with 50:50 weight distribution which augurs well for handling prowess.
It looks so much better in the flesh than the pictures.
Let’s hope the weather stays fine for its arrival in August – the car was made to be driven with the hood down and the wind blowing in your hair.