mazda brings the functionality of a retractable hard top to the MX-5 mazda brings the functionality of a retractable hard top to the MX-5
mar 23, 2016

mazda brings the functionality of a retractable hard top to the MX-5

 

at the 2016 new york auto show, mazda took its flagship ‘MX-5’ sports car and added a fresh dimension of open-top driving with a functional automated retractable hardtop. featuring fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear, the car’s unique rear roof and retractable back window deliver a distinctive convertible feeling. the roof opens and closes with the press of a button, while moving at speeds of up to 10 km/h and stows away compactly. interestingly enough, the ‘MX-5 RF’ still offers the same amount of trunk space as the other models. the refreshed drop-top will come with either a 1.5 liter or 2.0 liter ‘skyactiv-G’ engine paired with six-speed gearbox or exclusively to the mazda ‘MX-5 RF’ — a six speed automatic. 

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all images courtesy of mazda

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the ‘MX-5 RF’ still offers the same amount of trunk space as the soft-top model

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the roof opens and closes with the press of a button 

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the front grille

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the rear LED tail lights 

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the trunk space of the ‘MX-5 RF’

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the top view

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  • Wow!
    The design boys have worked their socks off on this model. I just hope that Mazda realise they can sell masses IF they are sensible about the price.

    Johnb20 says:
  • A very attractive and beautiful conception, with the signing of superior design sensitivity of MAZDA, as ever.

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo says:

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