2009 Mazda MX-5 facelift review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 2 October 2008 , 12:10:33 byVeronica

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Mazda MX-5 facelift

Mazda offered a facelift to its MX-5 model and will reveal it at the 2008 Paris motor Show together with the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe. As demands for safety and environmental compatibility have grown amid major changes in the automotive environment, the specialists have continued to incorporate new technologies and innovations without compromising the inherent lightness of the new MX-5. Taking into consideration the dynamic performance, the engineers enhanced characteristics that appeal to the emotions yet cannot be expressed in terms of catalogue specifications. To be more precise, here is an example: the engineers have optimized the potential of the engine for greater enjoyment, created a sportier engine sound that responds more crisply to accelerator inputs, and realized a brisk, high-quality steering feel that gives a more linear response to movements of the steering wheel. The MX-5 is now more comfortable, fuel-efficient and safe. With this latest MX-5 Facelift version, the development team incorporated elements of the new design themes while carefully carrying forward the simple and instantly recognizable personality that Mazda established with the first generation MX-5. Its exterior inspires dynamism and the interior was also updated to be more functional and to offer enhanced quality. The front bumper with corners that extend downwards enhances the dynamic look and improves the aerodynamics. The newly designed side sills form a character line that lows to the rear bumper in a way that emphasizes stability and speed. The rear looks wider thanks to the rear bumper which has a new design. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have fitted 16- and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The engine was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, but as an option, clients can opt for a 6-speed Activematic automatic one which jas become available for the MX-5 for Europe. Mazda regards efforts to reduce fuel economy and exhaust emissions not only as a vital way to protect the environment, but also as a way to make sports cars more fun to drive.

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