The New York Auto Show earlier this year was the perfect occasion for Mazda to reveal their new MX-5 RF. Mazda releases this car for the 2017 model year. Additionally, it’s a lightly used “retractable fastback” version of Mazda’s successful sports model Miata or MX-5. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF should be a worthy addition to Mazda’s luxurious line.
Mazda figured the combination of a sports car with a hard top convertible was excellent to broaden their public. Mazda is obviously identified for the trustworthy vehicles they produce. But, their aspiration to do properly in the luxury range has developed over the past years. Now, Mazda set the goal to keep making top quality lower-priced vehicles as well as more advanced cars. A significant factor is that Mazda cars are financially very competitive with luxurious brand vehicles like Porsche, Genesis and Lotus.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Exterior design
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF body is practically similar to the Mazda Miata. The big big difference is of course the fastback retractable roof, which alters the car’s appearance significantly. While many car manufacturers produced convertibles from existing models before, this is one of the few fastback hard-tops out there. With the roof shut, the MX-5 RF has a real coupe look, which is wonderful on this model. Especially since the roof flows into the rear screen in a beautiful curve.
Furthermore, provide are a noticeable long hood and the curved body lines of Mazda’s KODO design language. The latter has changed into some very nice end-products already, therefore we’d significantly enjoy for it to stick around the coming years. In spite of the design language, the MX-5 RF is not as curvy and rounded as the exterior design of the 2016 4C Spider by Italian auto manufacturer Alfa Romeo.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is going to be available in ten exterior colors, one of which is Machine Grey. This is a new shade that will discover their way across more Mazda models that use the KODO design language.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Interior design
The interior offers the exact same experience as the standard MX-5. Nappa Brown Leather will soon be designed for option while the rest of the interior features remain the same. A seven inch touchscreen display can embellish the clean, driver-directed middle stack. The remarkable circular air vents could make their get back, that are also discovered below the infotainment screen on the high class convertible, the 2018 Mercedes AMG GT Roadster. as will the lightly sporty format that is so classically Miata.
Normal speakers will feature four speakers, with radio, USB and AUX input. One cut larger offers a six speaker speakers with radio, CD, USB and Bluetooth Audio streaming. The highest cut comes normal with a BOSE sound system
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Engine specs
In the United Claims of America, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF becomes accessible with one engine. That is the 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-G four tube with Variable Device Moment that makes 155 horsepower. Either a six speed manual or six rate computerized transmission are up for choice.
In Europe and Asia the MX-5 RF becomes accessible with the smaller 1.5 liter version of the SKYACTIV-G four cylinder. This engine is good for 129 horsepower and comes with a manual transmission only. Prime rate lies at 132 mph (214kph).
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Tech specs
MZD Connect is the application that works the infotainment system. Observe that the European 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF does not come normal with an infotainment screen on the lowest trim. The HMI-Commander rotary knob works the infotainment screen.
The i-ACTIVSENSE package is optional and a definite musthave. In the review’s tech specs of the new 2017 Mazda CX-9 the package is discussed. It features a wide range of active safety options. Effective safety alternatives contains Adaptive Top Illumination Program, that directs the headlights into the direction you’re steering. There is also High Beam Get a handle on and Mazda Radar Sail Get a handle on that follows the car in front. Rear Vehicle Monitoring, Lane Departure Caution and Ahead Impediment Warning are also included. Wise City brake Support and Smart Brake Support support prevent collisions by automatically braking.
The infotainment system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Price and sale date
Prices are not accessible however, but European (German) prices are expected to start around €30,000. We assume US prices to start around $30,000 before options. Purchase day begins at the end of 2017.