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

PriceVAT‘On the Road’
Retail
CO2
(g/km)
RFL
Band1)
% P11D
Value
Monthly BIK
20% / 40%
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE£15,258.33£3,051.67£18,495139E22£67 / £134
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE-L£15,883.33£3,176.67£19,245139E22£70 / £140
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE-L Nav£16,383.33£3,276.67£19,845139E22£72 / £144
Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport£18,050.00£3,610.00£21,845139E22£79 / £159
Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport Nav£18,550.00£3,710.00£22,445139E22£82 / £163
Mazda MX-5 2.0i SE-L£16,550.00£3,310.00£20,095161G27£89 / £179
Mazda MX-5 2.0i SE-L Nav£17,050.00£3,410.00£20,695161G27£92 / £184
Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport£18,716.67£3,743.33£22,695161G27£101 / £202
Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport Nav£19,216.67£3,843.33£23,295161G27£104 / £208
OptionsPriceVATRecommended
Retail Price
Mica/Metallic/Pearlescent Paint£450.00£90.00£540
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