Not every SEMA concept needs to be the most insane thing on the block.
Mazda impressed us at the 2015 SEMA show when it unveiled a lightweight speedster concept based on its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, which at the time was just hitting the market. A year on, Mazda has an evolved version of its MX-5 Speedster concept that’s been made even lighter thanks to lessons learned from the MX-5 Global Cup race car...
Mazda’s bringing two new concepts to SEMA, both variations and evolutions of cars we’ve seen before. First is a version of the retractable hardtop MX-5 RF, painted in a special matte gray. Even more exciting, though, is an even lighter version of last year’s MX-5 Speedster. This one weighs in under 2000 lbs. Read more...
The Speedster jettisons its windshield and soft top to save 350 pounds.
For SEMA 2016, Mazda whips up a revision of the Speedster concept and a sexy RF retractable targa top. Continue reading Mazda zooms into SEMA 2016 with lighter MX-5 Speedster and RF Kuro concepts Mazda zooms into SEMA 2016 with lighter MX-5 Speedster and RF Kuro concepts originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:40:00 EDT. Show More Summary
I had the distinct non-privilege of sampling an ND Miata at a Mazda event for the general public, which was also covered by one of TTAC’s sister publications. A gaze at the hood bulges at (slow) auto journo track speeds netted a surprise: there was an urgency to get this cab-backward profile on the Vellum. Show More Summary
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is the targa-topped Miata that some fans of the car have been hoping would come to light. Not everyone is excited about the cut-up coupe, but there are some enthusiasts that prefer a real roof over their heads and this MX-5 delivers just that. How does that folding hardtop work, though? A Japanese Mazda channel has a video...
Sport compact fans have been blessed with a ton of fantastic products over the last few years, with models like the Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf R, Toyota 86, Mini Cooper S, Fiat 500 Sport, and Mazda MX-5 all proving that big fun can be had in small packages. Show More Summary
The new Mazda MX-5 RF, essentially a targa version of the current Miata, is a big hit in the U.S., where the initial allocation of 1,000 Launch Edition units sold out in just a week. According to the Japanese brand, "more than 500 loyal customers" put down deposits to buy the RF when the Launch Edition was first offered on September 26. Show More Summary
All 1,000 units of the Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition have been claimed.
With just a couple months left with our long-term Mazda MX-5, we take a closer look at the wear and tear it's picked up along the way.
Pricing makes a large difference. Continue reading Here's one thing Mazda messed up on the MX-5 Miata RF Here's one thing Mazda messed up on the MX-5 Miata RF originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eShsgYtD_sM The Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop has finally entered production, at the company’s Ujina Plant No. 1 near Hiroshima, ahead of its global sales rollout at the end of 2016. The first market to get the slick new MX-5 derivative will be Mazda’s home, Japan, with Europe, North America and us here in Australia […]
production of the second mazda mx-5 variant has begun in japan, with the retractable hardtop mx-5 rf version rolling down the line at mazda’s unja plant no. 1, near hiroshima. the japanese domestic market will will be the first to receive...Show More Summary
The retractable fastback fetches $32,390, representing a premium of more than $6,500 over the core soft-top edition.
Mazda has kicked off presale orders for its 2017 MX-5 RF, the “retractable fastback” that gives would-be convertible buyers an extra feature to help win their spouse’s support. Introduced to salivating journalists at the New York Auto...Show More Summary
Mazda announces full MX-5 RF pricing, and the feds open yet another investigation into Ford's vehicles.
The new RF version of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata goes on sale in early 2017, priced from $32,390. That figure includes an $835 destination charge and is for the base model equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Opt for the available 6-speed automatic and you’ll need to front up an extra $730. The RF, short for “Retractable...