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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF debuts in SA

2017-03-01 12:57

NEW MX-5 RF: The Mazda MX-5 RF is finally available in SA. Image: QuickPic

Cape Town - Mazda South Africa introduces the Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) to local buyers

The Mazda MX-5 RF is based on the fourth-generation MX-5 Roadster Coupe.

Classic design

Mazda says the design of its RF allows for the retractable hardtop to be opened and closed with ease; The new fastback closes and opens in 13 seconds at the flip of a switch, even when the car is moving at up to 10km/h.

The RF’s steering and suspension has been tweaked and in addition, says Mazda, the new model offers "a quieter cabin" than the MX-5 Roadster with its roof down.

READ: Next from Mazda - SA-bound hardtop MX-5 RF heads into production

The Roadster RF features fastback styling with a roofline that curves towards the rear end. Mazda says it managed to stow the roof efficiently, enabling the Roadster RF to offer nearly the same boot space as the soft-top model.

Only one derivative is available; a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a six-speed auto transmission.

The roadster is sold with a three-year or unlimited kilometre factory warranty, a three-year service plan, a three-year roadside assistance and a five-year Corrosion Warranty.

Image: QuickPic

Model Lineup and Pricing

2.0-litre RF Roadster Coupe Automatic - R532 800  

  • Max power: 118kW

  • Max torque: 200Nm

  • Keyless entry & push-button engine start

  • Airbags SRS: front (driver and passenger) and side

  • Bluetooth

  • Climate control

  • Cruise control

  • Daytime running lamps (LED)

  • Emergency stop signal (ESS)

  • Headlamps auto on/off function

  • Adaptive front-lighting system (AFS)

  • Hill launch assist (HLA)

  • Leather seats

  • Leather-wrapped: steering wheel, handbrake handle and gearshift knob

  • Limited slip differential

  • Navigation system

  • Premium Bose® 203watt amplifier with nine speakers

  • Rain-sensing wipers

  • Rear-view mirror with auto dimming function

  • Touchscreen display

  • 17" alloy wheels

  • Lane departure warning (LDW)

  • Blind spot monitoring (BSM)

Image: QuickPic

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