Crowned as the best-selling 2-seater sports car in history by the Guinness World Records, the 4th generation Mazda MX-5 makes a comeback to the Philippine market embodying a more aggressive yet sleeker compact body that’s reflective of the brands KODO – Soul of Motion design philosophy.
Inspired by the motto “Innovate in order to preserve” during its development, it now embraces the SKYACTIV technology in order to deliver that same pure driving fun that only a lightweight sports car can. So far, it is the most compact of any generation of MX-5 consequently shedding 100 kilograms of weight by adopting more aluminum on its body. It promises a drive that speaks to the senses and sensations to the driver and his passenger.
The MX-5 also boasts more cabin space while using richer materials. Equipment is also generous, a Human Machine Interface (HMI) with 7-inch Touchscreen LCD monitor CD/MP3 is standard. In the manual variant, you get fabric seats while the automatic gives you leather seating available in black or tan.
Under the hood is a SKYACTIV-G 2.0L in-line 4 engine mated to a SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic or a SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed manual transmission. It produces 160 hp and 200 Nm of torque.
For the past 25 years, the Mazda MX-5 won the hearts of car enthusiasts looking for a genuine sports car driving experience without breaking the bank. Mazda Philippines aims to continue the tradition with the all-new MX-5, featuring an entirely new design and SkyActiv technologies.
How would you picture the Mazda MX-5 a quarter of a century from now? That’s a question worth answering with a burst of creativity as Mazda Philippines recently launched the “MX-5 Roadster Design Competition” to challenge and bring out the artistic potentials of future Filipino automotive and industrial designers.
'Jinba Ittai' – a Japanese proverb that translates to 'rider and horse as one”. A mantra Mazda has been preaching since the birth of the SKYACTIV generation models which is epitomized by the 4th generation all-new MX-5. And we got to experience it first hand, on track.