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Mazda MX-5 R-Sport arrived in the UK; online bookings open

Mazda MX-5 R-Sport arrived in the UK; online bookings open
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KUALA LUMPUR: The popular two-seater roadster, Mazda MX-5 has appeared in a new R-Sport avatar. The Japanese automaker, Mazda launched the special edition model in the United Kingdom with a production limit of just 150 units. The online booking of the newly outfitted roadster is now open at a price tag of £27,700 (RM 150,125).

The sporty MX-5 is decked with some special finishing touches to have a remarkable distinguished appearance in comparison to the standard model. It features a grey soft-top roof and a new Polymetal Grey metallic paint. A pair of 16-inch Rays gunmetal alloy finish and piano black wing mirrors complete the captivating look of the special edition MX-5.

Mazda MX-5 R-Sport

When it comes to interior design, the MX-5 R-Sport has the same custom-made look as the exterior. It features burgundy Nappa leather seats with silver stitching. However, the standard equipment list is almost similar to the standard version. It includes a 7-inch MZD Connect infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, cruise control, climate control, and heated seats.

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 R-Sport adopted the outstanding chassis and mechanical set up from the Sport MX-5. The SkyActiv-G 1.5-litre four-cylinder powertrain delivers 132 PS of maximum power and 152 Nm of peak torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

Mazda MX-5 R-Sport cabin

Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda Motors UK, said, “I’m delighted that we can offer an exclusive MX-5 Convertible model to our customers. With it joining the rest of the Convertible and RF models in the line-up, we now have a great choice of MX-5s in our updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 range, which means that anyone wanting to drive a distinctive and stylish roadster can find what they need.”

With the R-Sport trim, the 2020 Mazda MX-5 lineup now has ten models on the list - four Convertibles and six RFs.

The deliveries of the MX-5 R-Sport will start in the UK once the current lockdown restrictions come to an end. The availability in the Malaysian market is not yet announced.

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