Mazda MX-5 RF with Retractable Hardtop Makes Global Debut

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Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback). The latest addition to the MX-5 family fully embodies the model’s 26-year-old tradition of “lots of fun”. While staying true to the original MX-5 Retractable Hardtop’s goal of making open-top driving more accessible, Mazda has broken the bounds of conventional thinking to create something entirely new.

The MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling. The power roof can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 10 km/h with the press of a button, and the roof is stowed compactly and efficiently in a limited [...]

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Mazda has taken triple honours in the 2016 UK Car of the Year Awards. The all-new Mazda MX-5 was crowned both the Open Top Car of the Year and the overall winner of Car of the Year Awards, whilst the Mazda2 won the Best Supermini category.

An independent set of awards specifically aimed at naming the best new cars on the market in the United Kingdom, the UK Car of the Year awards are judged by 27 of Britain’s leading automotive journalists with road tests carried out on British roads.

Taking the overall Car of the Year title, the all-new Mazda MX-5 has added to its impressive awards tally, which includes ten new honours in 2016 alone. It won the Imported Convertible category of German magazine Auto, Motor & Sport’s ‘Best Cars 2016’ reader’s choice awards, and was voted ‘Best Cabrio of the Year’ by Portuguese [...]

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