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The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Roadster

The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Roadster

The Mazda MX-5 facelift was released earlier this month with sales in Japan beginning on the 5th of July. The Mazda MX-5 can be expected in South Africa late in December 2012.

Some of the key highlights of the Mazda MX-5 facelift are; the redesigned front bumper which is said to give the MX-5 a more aggressive look, the revised throttle characteristics aimed to improve accelerator response and a revised brake booster to improve brake feel.

In addition, the MX-5 features an Active Bonnet which is Mazda’s version of a pedestrian protection system. This system works by raising the rear end of the bonnet in the event an accident to help reduce head injuries by absorbing the energy of the impact.

The interior of the Mazda MX-5 has also received some attention with changes to the steering wheel and interior panels.

No changea have been made to the engine lineup and as such will come equipped with the current 2.0L 4 cylinder engine capable of producing of power and torque of,  118kW at 7000rpm and 188Nm at 5000 rpm, respectively. The MX-5 will also retain the current 6-speed manual transmission.

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