Perhaps this year’s most anticipated new car, the Mazda MX-5, will be priced from £18,495 when it opens to pre-orders on 27th April, and will make its UK debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Power comes from a choice of either a 1.5-litre unit with 131PS or a 2.0-litre with 160PS.
Performance figures haven’t been released yet, although the company did confirm CO2 emissions of 139 g/km for the 1.5-litre and 161 g/km for the 2.0.
Five grades will be offered – SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav – although the entry-level SE model is only available with the 1.5-litre engine.
Even so, it features 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, air conditioning, electric windows, heated door mirrors, and remote locking all as standard.
SE-L models gain LED running lights, climate control, cruise control, DAB digital radio and Mazda’s excellent MZD Connect system, with the 2.0-litre version gaining 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, piano black door mirrors, a strut tower bar, and a limited slip differential.
Sport models go on to add rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, adaptive front headlights, heated leather seats, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, keyless entry, lane departure warning, and a Bose sound system. Again, 2.0-litre versions gain a few additional goodies, such as the LSD, 17-inch rather than 16-inch wheels, body-colour door mirrors, and Bilstein suspension.
Nav models include the company’s European navigation function with three years’ of free updates, while tan leather and a Safety Pack (that incorporates automatic high-beam control, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert) are available as options on Sport Nav models.
Pre-order books for the new MX-5 will open on 27th April, with a configurator on the Mazda UK website. In addition, customers pre-ordering their MX-5 online will be entered into a draw to win one of 50 chances to drive a new MX-5 at the famous Goodwood circuit and attend the Festival of Speed as a VIP guest of Mazda UK.
Mazda MX-5 Pricing
|Price||VAT||‘On the Road’|
20% / 40%
|Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE||£15,258.33||£3,051.67||£18,495||139||E||22||£67 / £134|
|Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE-L||£15,883.33||£3,176.67||£19,245||139||E||22||£70 / £140|
|Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE-L Nav||£16,383.33||£3,276.67||£19,845||139||E||22||£72 / £144|
|Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport||£18,050.00||£3,610.00||£21,845||139||E||22||£79 / £159|
|Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport Nav||£18,550.00||£3,710.00||£22,445||139||E||22||£82 / £163|
|Mazda MX-5 2.0i SE-L||£16,550.00||£3,310.00||£20,095||161||G||27||£89 / £179|
|Mazda MX-5 2.0i SE-L Nav||£17,050.00||£3,410.00||£20,695||161||G||27||£92 / £184|
|Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport||£18,716.67||£3,743.33||£22,695||161||G||27||£101 / £202|
|Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport Nav||£19,216.67||£3,843.33||£23,295||161||G||27||£104 / £208|
|Soul Red Metallic Paint||£550.00||£110.00||£660|
|Tan leather trim upgrade*||£166.67||£33.33||£200|
|Safety Pack (Includes: High beam Control and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert)**||£291.67||£58.33||£350|
*Optional on Sport Nav models only
**Optional on 2.0 Sport Nav models only