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2020 Mazda MX-5

2020 Mazda MX-5

An updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 goes on sale later this month. The best-selling roadster in the world is getting a bit of a makeover while keeping everything we love about this little two-seater right where it is. Mazda has said the MX-5 will be getting more tech but the general characteristics will remain.

The new 2020 Mazda MX-5 is the fourth generation of the little roadster. Mazda has sold 1.1 million of these over its lifetime, making it the best-selling roadster int her world. As soon as you get behind the wheel of one, you quickly learn why.

This new model brings with it some new colours, more standard equipment, a new key fob and other goodies. Mazda’s  i-Activsense safety features will now include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, smart city brake support and lane departure warnings too.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Club

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Club trim will add Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on the inside and some mechanical upgrades under the shell. Those upgrades include a limited-slip differential, Blistein dampers, a front shock tower brace and stiffer suspension tuning.  The Club will also get those new i-Activsense safety features.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring will get all the upgrades of the Club trim but also offers a new colour, Polymetal Gray, a new grey soft top and a new red interior leather option.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Sport

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Sport remains largely the same but will now include all those safety goodies in i-Activsense.

2020 Mazda MX-5 RF

As the RF uses the Ground Touring or Club trim as its base, it will feature the same upgrades. The retractable targa top is still the highlight of the RF show.

Engine and drivetrain

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 will continue to use the excellent  Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre engine that delivers 182 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It works with a six speed manual or automatic transmission with paddle shifters to send power to the rear wheels. Mazda has stayed faithful to its origins by keeping to a single engine, remaining normally aspirated and avoiding tricks like turbos to keep the experience as pure as possible.

A lot of work goes into the engine to keep it light, reasonably powerful and very responsive. Despite modest output, the MX-5 is to light and so responsive that you really don’t need any more power!

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 will be available soon. Visit Mazda of Hamilton, 1977 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 1K8 to learn more.

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