Mazda MX-5 2020 - 2021 Overview
The sports car's development was stimulated by the motto "innovate to preserve," and now adapts the SKYACTIV technology that enables pure driving that a lightweight sports car provides. Moreover, the Mazda MX-5 comes with a spacious cabin as well as utilizes richer materials.
Up to now, the Mazda MX-5 is the most compact crossover among all generations of the car, consequently removing 100 kilograms of weight through embracing a body made of aluminum. It also features standard equipment such as Human Machine Interface (HMI) with a 7-inch touchscreen LCD monitor CD/MP3.
The automatic variant is equipped with leather seats with color options of either tan or black while the manual provides a fabric seating. Also, it has a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter in-line four engine matched to a SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. It generates 184 hp and torque power of 205 Nm. To celebrate its 30 years of production, the brand introduced its convertible version with a metal folding room and offers a single color only - racing orange.
In August 2015, the Mazda MX-5 launched its soft-top variant in the Philippines. In March 2017, two years after the launching of its soft-top, it introduced its RF variant at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Recently, Mazda Philippines unveiled 2020 CX-5 that comes with a fully loaded FWD variant.
Inside the Mazda MX-5, it features a good deal of upscale convenience, such as the electronic dual-zone air conditioners, leather-covered seats, as well as advanced high-tech equipment. It can compete with the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V, the sports car's price ranges from P1.730,000 to P2,350,000 depending on the trim.
The Mazda MX-5's exterior is equipped with the brand's KODO design philosophy, where it enables the car to look like it's in constant motion. The outside profile of the vehicle features sultry curves as well. Slim headlamps are evident on the front end, while several regions on the front, side, and rear have sharp and smooth corners.
Its traditional roadster shape is maintained, and for the motor to be pushed behind the front axle, it has a long hood and a short rear. Mazda MX-5 variants are available with distinct colored roofs that range from standard black to cherry-colored top, and ultimately a caramel-colored ragtop.
It is also offered in seven colors - Snowflake White Pearl, Arctic White, Soul Red, Eternal Blue, Machine Grey, Jet Black Mica, and Ceramic Metallic.
The interior of the Mazda MX-5 can be configured in several different ways. In the Philippines, the brand offers several variations in terms of color, and it considers the standard black-colored leather upholstery as the base. Higher variants are equipped with Nappa leather that comes with a cherry-colored soft-top that also features a lighter tone of leather. Finally, the Roadster in a Club Edition is employed with black Recaro sport seats as well as red accents all over.
Furthermore, it features a 10-speaker Bose sound system, enough space for occupants and cargo, and ample headspace and legroom. Besides, the infotainment system operates on the updated MZD Connect OS that matches with Android and Apple smartphones.
Technology & Safety Features
The sports car's infotainment system is its brand's MZD Connect system that features Bluetooth, AUX, or USB capabilities aside from its connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Roadster is also equipped with a backup camera, keyless entry, and a set of rear parking sensors.
The Mazda MX-5 installed a set of dual airbags in front, and a pair of side airbags as well. The chassis provides 3-point harnesses for all occupants as well as side-impact door beams. Stability assist, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, and a lane-departure warning system are added to its safety features.
Platform & Chassis
The Mazda MX-5 is a 2-seater coupe that has a length that measures 3915 mm, the width of 1735 mm, as well as a wheelbase that measures 2310 mm.
The chassis of the Mazda MX-5 has near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution. The 2-door sports car can only accommodate two occupants yet leaves a minimal cargo space and a long hood. It also has 17-inch wheels, a double-wishbone front suspension, and multi-link pair for the rear wheels.
The monocoque unibody chassis was engineered and reinforced by Mazda with the use of a backbone frame construction, together with subframes for front and rear suspension, to add more rigidity.
Engine & Drivetrain
The power of Mazda MX-5 comes from a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine that supplies 184 hp as well as 205 Nm torque power. A 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission options are available, being the latter unit can be found on higher-spec variants.
The Mazda roadster comes with its front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout. As a standard for manual variants, it is equipped with limited speed differential, i-ELOOP regenerative braking system, and i-STOP engine idling start-stop function for better fuel economy.
The Mazda MX-5 is offered on three powertrain options - 2.5-liter, 2.0-liter gasoline engine choices, and a 2.2-liter turbodiesel powerplant. And trim options of Sport, Sport Diesel, and Pro. The crossover comes in AWD configuration, aside from the FWD layout.
The price of the Mazda MX-5 in the Philippines starts at ₱1,980,000 for the entry-level Mazda MX-5 SkyActiv-G 2.0 MT , while the top-of-the-line Mazda MX-5 SkyActiv-G 2.0 AT (Caramel Top) is priced at ₱2,265,000. For more details, please refer to our 2021 Mazda MX-5 price list as follows:
Manual | Gasoline | 2 seats
Automatic | Gasoline | 2 seats
Automatic | Gasoline | 2 seats
*** Please note that the Mazda MX-5‘s prices might differ in some showrooms and should serve as reference only.
Mazda MX-5 2021 Specifications
- 2 LNo181-182 hp
- 205 NmAT , MTRWD
Suspension & Brakes
- Double WishboneDiscDisc
- Manual (Hand)
- 3,9151,735 mm1,230 mm
- LED17 inches
- Fabric , LeatherManualAutomatic , Manual
- Push ButtonNone , StandardNone , With
- Other AppsNoneWith
- NoneNone , WithNone , With
Safety & Security