Mazda Australia really wants you to buy the all-new fourth-generation MX-5. We know this because they’ve slashed over $15,000 from the price of the entry-level model.
The ND Mazda MX-5 will be in local showrooms from August and is priced from $31,990 plus on road costs.
The base model Roadster will feature a 1.5 litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine producing a modest 96kW/150Nm. Let’s face it, this won’t be a quick car, but outright speed has never been the MX-5’s strength.
It’s what you don’t get with an MX-5 that helps to make it a special driving experience and that’s weight, or lack of it. The new MX-5 will weigh in at a miserly 1009kg, almost 100kg less than the previous NC model.
For those who do want more power a 2.0 litre model will be added to the range later in the year.
All-new Mazda MX-5 priced for fun
19 May 2015
All-New Mazda MX-5 will go on sale in mid-August priced from $31,990 plus on road costs.
With the 1989 first generation model priced from $29,990¹, which is the equivalent of $59,433² in today’s money, it makes the ND the best-value MX-5 ever considering the NA lacked Bluetooth, power steering, air conditioning, Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control, Cruise Control and SBS airbags – all of which are now standard features.
Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders said: “For those that know, love or own an MX-5, the arrival of an all-new model is always cause for excitement.
We believe that the sharp entry pricing for the new ND will inspire a new generation of younger MX-5 buyers to experience the freedom and enjoyment of open-top motoring.
The All-New Mazda MX-5 is in many ways the rebirth of an icon.”
In production now, the entry-level Roadster and top-spec Roadster GT will be available in Australia with a specially tuned 1.5 litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine and with a choice of either a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic or SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission.
With 96kW of power and 150Nm of torque, the new edition MX-5 weighs from 1,009kg, a reduction of 91kg over the outgoing 2.0 litre car and close to the 950kg weight of the NA.
The ND is the shortest MX-5 ever built, measuring 3,915mm long, 1,730mm wide, 1,235mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,315mm, and front and rear overhang reduced to 760mm and 840mm respectively.
In 1989, the aim was to produce a timeless, open-top roadster that offered good, clean driving fun. More than 25 years later this philosophy is still very relevant.
A 2.0 litre powered model will join the All-New MX-5 range late this year.
To register interest or to win an All-New Mazda MX-5, including an ultimate driver’s getaway, go to allnewmazdamx5.com.au
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¹ 1989 Manufacturer’s List Price
² Calculated via the Reserve Bank of Australia inflation calculator. $29,990 in 1989 would in the year 2014 cost $59,433.71. Total change in cost is 98.2 per cent over 25 years at an average annual inflation rate of 2.8 per cent