Motor Shows

2009 Mazda MX-5 at MIMS

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


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


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.


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.


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