The famous roadster is definitely one of the finest sports cars you can find on the market and the upcoming update will make it even better. This icon is present for almost three decades and it is loved by pretty much every car enthusiast. Perfect handling, amazing dynamics and strong acceleration numbers are just some of the strong points. Of course, we should include model’s timeless design as well. The current version in the fourth generation, which came three years ago. The 2020 Mazda MX-5 will receive a facelift, which will include not only visual changes, but significant mechanical upgrades as well.
When it comes to the exterior design, this should be a classic mid-cycle facelift. The base design characteristics, including contour, will remain the same. We will see a familiar shape of the sports car that exclusively comes in roadster variant. As you probably know, this model is basis for another sports car, Fiat 124, which could get a coupe variant in the future as well. Speaking of this facelift, it should include various novelties, mainly at the front, where we are expecting to see some rework on the front fascia and headlights. Also, expect to see new 17-inch wheels and probably new roof design.
This roadster has always been known for keeping things simple. The current model comes in the same manner. It features a simple but very functional cabin, without unnecessary details. Still, interior quality is on a pretty high level. For the next year, the company will introduce new color scheme, new cup holders, seat controls, while a rearview camera will become standard feature in all trims. Compared to its sibling Fiat 124 Spider, it offers quieter cabin, better materials quality and better seats.
This will be one of the most interesting aspects of this refresh. According to the latest reports, the new 2020 Mazda MX-5 will get a nice power boost. The current model features a familiar SkyActive G gasoline engine with displacement of 2.0 liters. It delivers around 155 horsepower. The new version will keep the same engine, but go up to 181 horsepower. With such increase, you can count on 0-60 time lower than 6 seconds, which sounds amazing. So far, we didn’t get any information about engine modifications, so we can’t tell the way how Mazda is going to gain 17% more power. One thing is for sure – it won’t geta turbocharger.
2020 Mazda MX-5 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Mazda MX-5 will come next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should be available at $25,000. Key competitors will be models like Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Fiat 124 Spider etc.