Mazda MX-5 RF specs and prices announced

Mazda MX-5 RF specs and prices announced

Mazda has just released a load of details on the specs and pricing of the limited-run MX-5 RF. What’s more, the brand has already started production of the two-seater model at its Ujina Plant in Hiroshima Japan.

The MX-5 RF (RF for Retractable Fastback) will go on sale in the UK in March 2017. The first batch of cars produced is headed to Europe and North America. With a limited run of just 500 cars, the six model range will be heralded by the flagship Launch Edition. Powered by a 160bhp, 2-litre SKYACTIV-G engine, the Launch Edition is marked out by its unique twin-tone roof, BBS wheels, black door mirrors and black rear spoiler.

As with the MX-5 convertible, all models powered by the 2-litre 160bhp engine feature a limited slip differential and 17-inch wheels. Developed to deliver enhanced cabin comfort and a refined ride than the regular model, the suspension and electric power steering parameters of the MX-5 RF have been specifically tuned for the Retractable Fastback. In addition, a sound-absorbing headliner used in the front and middle roof panels combines with sound insulation around the rear wheel housings to deliver a significantly quieter cabin when the roof is closed.

The MX-5 RF has been priced between £22,195 (Rs 18.20 lakh) and £28,995 (Rs 23.88 lakh). It will arrive in dealerships starting March 4, 2017 and join the existing MX-5 1.6 and 2-litre model range.