THE ULTIMATE ROADSTER: A CONVERTIBLE SPORTS CAR TO SET YOUR HEART RACING
The Mazda MX-5 is the world’s best-selling sports car with good reason. This multi-award winning two-seater delivers the true roadster elements — outstanding agility and driving dynamics, optimal power-to-weight ratio and thrilling rear-wheel drive. And of course that power-folding hard-top roof that retracts in just 12 seconds. Typifying our unconventional approach this sports car is inspired by the Japanese notion of Jinba Ittai – ‘horse and rider as one’. And it’s this special bond between car and driver that makes the Mazda MX-5 feel so responsive, sprightly and fun to drive.
From R441,700 (incl. VAT)
BODY STYLING, CONVERTIBLE ROOF…A CAR DESIGNED FOR EXHILARATION
As you admire this sports car exterior, the body styling, low centre of gravity, large alloy wheels and dual exhaust all tell you how much fun you’re going to have driving this car. Sports car design, award-winning performance.
And for us, outstanding car design is about so much more than simply making beautiful looking cars. The finely crafted body styling and aerodynamics of this car exterior not only look great but also make an important contribution to the celebrated road handling and driving dynamics of this much-loved retractable hard-top sports car.
THIS TWO-SEATER CAR INTERIOR IS SET FOR COMFORTABLE DRIVING FUN
Slide into the sporty seats and you know this is a car interior designed for driving fun – in refined comfort. From the brushed aluminium dashboard to the chunky centre console this two-seater car combines roadster driving with touches of luxury.
Your experience begins with the harmonised relationship between you and your controls. The short gearstick enabling smooth, precise gear changing. When you’re in this car interior you just want to fire up the engine.
ENJOY THE FINER DETAILS
We’ve planned this sports car interior with all your controls and equipment intuitively positioned – so you can focus on the fun you’re having behind the wheel.
These sporty dials reinforce the racing-style feel of this roadster’s car interior, with the white set on the black background and the silver-finish surrounds complementing the brushed aluminium dashboard.
Comfort perfectly blended with precise engineering offers the driver one of the best experiences behind the wheel.
Historically known to be one of the best gear changes in the world, the MX-5 gives the driver real responsiveness, great feedback and precise changes due to the short stick and well-engineered gearbox.
A SPORTS CAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE THAT PUTS A SMILE ON YOUR FACE
The Mazda MX-5’s driving performance is renowned the world over. To bring you a driving experience with such exciting agility and responsive road handling we explored the Japanese notion of Jinba Ittai, which is about harmony between horse and rider – or driver and car. We also used new materials and technology to make the car lighter and stronger, so this rear-wheel drive roadster is even faster and more fun to drive.
We always put the driving experience first – and that’s how we gave this sports car its famous driving performance.
STRONGER, LIGHTER BODY SHELL
GIVING THIS SPORTS CAR A MORE DYNAMIC DRIVING PERFORMANCE
You get the ultimate driving experience when you feel at one with your car. So we’ve made this body shell from ultra-high tensile steel, which is both strong and light. This stiffer body shell provides a firmer base for the chassis and suspension to operate from – making road handling more responsive and this sports car even more fun to drive. And the steel material also enhances the collision performance. So we’ve improved your driving experience – and your safety.
ENJOY YOURSELF IN THIS SAFE CAR WITH GREAT CAR SAFETY FEATURES
With this safe car you’re free to enjoy your drive knowing we’ve taken care of your car safety. Our active car safety features work to prevent collisions occurring – and this car’s outstanding road handling also helps you stay out of trouble.
And if any collision does occur we’ve built in passive car safety features to protect you. These include dual front airbags and side airbags as standard. And the car’s reinforced steel body shell includes our MAIDAS technology that protects the critical interior space of this safe car.
Steering and stability assistance from another of our car safety features.
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL & TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM ACTIVE CAR SAFETY TO KEEP YOU IN CONTROL
Our Dynamic Stability Control system keeps your car more stable when you’re cornering or have to swerve around an object or person. When required the system reduces your engine power and regulates braking pressure on individual wheels. So this car safety feature helps you stay in control when you may naturally oversteer or understeer.
And our Traction Control System stops your wheels from spinning on slippery or challenging surfaces such as loose stones, by regulating the torque of your engine.