Mazda MX-5 ND gains a number of updates in Japan

Mazda MX-5 ND gains a number of updates in Japan

The Mazda MX-5 has been given a number of updates in Japan – where it is known as the Roadster – for the 2020 model year. First previewed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the revised model is available to order in its home market from December 5, and will make its way to other markets later on.

One of the big changes is the option of a new Polymetal Grey Metallic paint finish, which was first introduced with the Mazda 3. The roadster also gains a new Silver Top trim level that includes a grey soft top, body-colour mirror caps instead of black and 16-inch aluminium wheels in a bright glossy finish.

As an alternative, the carmaker also lists 16-inch Rays forged aluminium wheels as an option that lowers the unsprung weight by around 3 kg. Other options include Brembo front brakes and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.

Mazda MX-5 ND gains a number of updates in Japan

As for the rest of MX-5 line-up, RF hardtop models now come with Burgundy Nappa leather upholstery combined with light grey stitching. Meanwhile, the Tan and Black optional leather upholsteries gain perforations for better comfort, and customers can also specify stainless steel door sill plates.

In addition to these revisions, all model trim levels come with a new-look key fob (also used for the Mazda 3), plus a night pedestrian detection function for the Advanced Smart City Brake Support system.

No changes under the bonnet, as models with the soft top continue to employ a SkyActiv-G 1.5 litre NA mill that serves up 132 PS and 152 Nm, while the RF cars get a 2.0 litre unit with 184 PS and 205 Nm. Both engines send drive to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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  • Lets See on Dec 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Meanwhile Bermaz still have too many excess unsold stocks due to their ridiculous pricing. Better wait for Bermaz cheap sale come sooner than to expect the MX-5 model updates to come first.

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