Mazda has decided to release the first details about the updated MX-5 which will be making its public debut in September during the Paris Motor Show. The refreshed model comes with upgraded braking and throttle systems, along with a new look for the front bumper and the “active bonnet” for improving pedestrian safety.
That throttle response is available for the MX-5 fitted with a manual gearbox and according to Mazda it provides the driver with more control during acceleration from low speeds. As far as the modifications to the brake system are concerned, Mazda’s engineers have made several updates to the brake servo for “optimizing brake return control.”
This updated version of the popular Mazda MX-5 is scheduled to hit the dealerships later on this year, after its appearance at the Paris show. No official details concerning the price tag of the vehicle, but according to various sources the entry-level version will cost 18,250 pounds.
2013 will mark a significant change for the MX-5 as the all-new model will come out. The biggest change will be under the hood where the car will get a smaller 4-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged SkyActiv 1.5-liter engine, as opposed to the current version which has 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline engines.