The first units of the Mazda MX-5 RF began to leave yesterday same of them lines of Mount. Their production is going on in the factory of Ujina brand has in his hometown, Hiroshima. In this same place is produces the fourth generation of the Mazda MX-5 in its version normal, i.e., with roof of canvas, and the Fiat 124 Spider. Yes, the Fiat 124 Spider also is assembled in the factory of Mazda in Hiroshima, since share platform.
He Mazda MX-5 RF was presented and shown to the public for first time in the Salon of New York of 2016, held in the last month of March, surprising to own and strange. While the production has started with the units of the MX-5 RF intended to Europe and North America, them first deliveries will be made in the market local to end of this year. Therefore, not reach units to our market until 2017.
Them changes main of the Mazda MX-5 traditional with this MX-5 RF are in the part superior of the bodywork, in the ceiling. In the case of the MX-5’s lifetime, the ceiling uses a canopy of canvas that folds and unfolds manually, while the MX-5 RF uses a retractable hardtop electrically operated. When we keep the ceiling, in this version not get a convertible in itself, but rather a model Targa, that it makes very different to the rest.
In addition, and although it may appear otherwise, this RF MX-5 has the same boot capacity i.e. keeps by his brother, a load of 130 litresvolume. The single “sticks” of this ceiling is that, only is can open or close to speeds lower to 10 km / h; almost stopped. By the way that, the abbreviation of RF, comes from Retractable Fastback.
Mechanically is will offer, in Europe, with the same possibilities that in the MX-5 conventional, with the engines 1.5 and 2.0 Skyactiv-G of 131 and 160 cv respectively, that is can associate to a change manual or automatic. In North America only is offers the engine of increased power.