Advertisement

Revised 2020 Mazda MX-5 launched

Mazda has updated its compact sports car, with a range of efficiency tweaks and a new flagship GT Sport Tech trim-level

Mazda has launched an updated version of the MX-5, sporting a range of efficiency and a new range-topping GT Sport Tech trim-level. It’s available to order now priced from £23,795, with first deliveries expected in February.

The MX-5’s styling hasn’t changed since 2019 when it underwent a full facelift, but Mazda has fitted some extra equipment including a start-stop function and an energy recovery system called i-ELOOP. This latter item recovers kinetic energy during braking, turning it into electricity that would otherwise be generated by the engine burning fuel. Following its 2019 facelift, the MX-5 also now comes as standard with a telescopic steering wheel.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Best sports cars on sale now

Four trim-levels are now available. The entry-level MX-5 SE-L features 16-inch alloy wheels, a twin-exit exhaust system, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, LED headlights, black cloth sports seats, a leather sports steering wheel and a seven-inch infotainment screen with sat-nav, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The mid-range Mazda MX-5 Sport is priced from £26,095 and adds rear parking sensors, automatic windscreen wipers, black leather upholstery, chrome interior trim, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a nine-speaker Bose stereo system. There’s also extra safety kit, including traffic sign recognition and a driver attention alert system.

Mazda’s upper-mid-range MX-5 Sport Tech starts from £30,295 and features unique 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera and a blind-spot monitoring system. The 181bhp 2.0-litre manual variant also features uprated sports suspension with Bilstein dampers, a strut brace between the front suspension towers and a limited-slip differential.

The new flagship Mazda MX-5 GT Sport Tech is also available to order now, priced from £31,795. Upgrades over the standard model include 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, burgundy leather sports seats and a new Polymetal Grey Metallic paint finish. Lane departure warning and smart city brake support are also included.

Like the 2019 model, buyers have their choice of two SkyActiv-G petrol-electric engines. Entry-level MX-5s are fitted with a naturally aspirated 130bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit, while higher specced cars come with a 181bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The lesser-powered model is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the latter can be had with either a six-speed manual or, for an extra £1,600, a six-speed automatic.

What do you make of the updated 2020 Mazda MX-5? Let us know in the comments section below…

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit New Mazda MX-5 2020 review
Mazda MX-5

New Mazda MX-5 2020 review

The popular Mazda MX-5 has been updated for 2020, but with the changes comes a jump in price
5 Apr 2020
Visit Limited edition Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary launched
Mazda MX-5

Limited edition Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary launched

Mazda marks its centenary with the Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary edition, launched with a contrasting two-tone colour scheme
3 Apr 2020
Visit Mazda MX-5 review
Mazda MX-5 1.5 2015 front
Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 review

The Mazda MX-5 is a legendary small sports car that delivers driving thrills and everyday usability
7 Jan 2020
Visit Best sports cars 2020
Mazda MX-5

Best sports cars 2020

From the McLaren 570S to Mazda MX-5, these are the 10 sports cars that we think are the best on sale
2 Jan 2020

Most Popular

Visit New Volkswagen Golf GTI ride review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI ride review

Hi-tech new controls aim to keep legendary Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch’s driving dynamics at the top of the class
12 May 2020
Visit All-new Fiat 500XL set to replace family duo
Fiat 500 X

All-new Fiat 500XL set to replace family duo

The next-generation 500X and 500L models are likely to merge into the Fiat 500XL and our exclusive images preview how it could look
25 May 2020
Visit New Fiat Tipo family to include Nissan Qashqai rival
Fiat Tipo

New Fiat Tipo family to include Nissan Qashqai rival

The Fiat Tipo hatchback will morph into a range of new models, while a Fiat Punto successor is also on the way
23 May 2020