Mazda has recently released the very first images and details with the facelifted version of the MX-5.
After it has been in production for a few years now, the Mazda MX-5 has recently received a facelift which should satisfy the company’s customers until the new generation of the model will be launched over the following years. The Japanese based automaker is saying that the facelifted Mazda MX-5 is more fun to drive than ever, with its more responsive acceleration and braking, and the model is also getting an aggressive front design, as you can see from the images posted below. The “new” Mazda MX-5 is also coming with enhanced pedestrian safety.
“The new active bonnet system automatically raises the hood during an impact with a pedestrian, enlarging the crumple zone to prevent or at least diminish the severity of injuries, particularly to the head. The lower section of the front bumper has also been reinforced to better protect people’s legs. The MX-5 is thus ready for stricter EU pedestrian safety standards”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 is now getting a deeper grille, a wider stance, a new bumper design, a more aggressive front fascia and some other tweaks to make it stand out in a crowd. The facelifted MX-5 is still available with as a retractable hardtop coupe or classic soft-top convertible and it’s coming in eight body colors, including the new Dolphin Grey. Power to the model is being provided by the 1.8 liter engine, which is producing a total output of 126 PS, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, or by the larger 2.0 liter, generating 160 PS, which can be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The model will be launched in Europe this year.