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by Matt Brogan

The new Mazda MX-5 has gone on show at the Melbourne International Motor Show this morning headlining a host of cosmetic, mechanical and ergonomic upgrades.


To be offered in both soft-top and folding hard-top, the new MX-5 will arrive in Mazda showrooms from mid-March.

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Featuring a 118kW MZR 2.0-litre, the MX-5 has had an increase in the rev limiter to 7500rpm.

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The MX-5 retains its rear-wheel-drive arrangement via a six-speed manual or optional six-speed activematic (auto) transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

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The Roadster Coupe will also be made available with an optional Sports Pack that adds Recaro sport seats, BBS alloy wheels to the already impressive standard feature list.

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That list includes a 200W Bose premium stereo system (with auxiliary jack), cruise control and air-conditioning.




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