Mazda MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback Debuts in Japan

14th November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that it will start taking orders for the new Mazda MX-5 RF. Based on the MX-5 compact open-top sports car, the new model is equipped with a power retractable hardtop roof. It will go on sale in Japan on 22 December.

While remaining true to its desire to make the pleasures of a convertible more accessible with the MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback, Mazda took the car one step further, adding an innovative design and a retractable roof that can be opened and closed with ease.

Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director Mazda New Zealand, says the all new MX-5 RF inherits the Jinba-ittai feel from the first MX-5 model launched 27 years ago.

“The MX-5 has been a very popular vehicle for New Zealand motorists who enjoy the thrill of driving a true open top sports car. The MX-5 RF with its stunning lines and easy to operate electric hardtop is a fantastic addition to the MX-5 family and we expect it to be very popular in the New Zealand market when we see it early next year.”

The MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that curves down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling. The roof opens and closes in a beautifully choreographed sequence and requires only the flip of a switch. Stowing the roof efficiently in the limited space available enables the MX-5 RF to offer almost the same trunk space as the soft-top model.It is powered by the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine and delivers a refined driving performance that matches the model’s design.

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