New GT Sport Tech grade heralds updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 range

The updated 2020 Mazda
MX-5 is now available to order with both the Convertible and RF Retractable
Fastback arriving in dealerships in February. Featuring a 10-model line-up – four
Convertibles and six RFs – the 132ps 1.5-litre Convertible is offered in SE-L
and Sport trim, while the 184ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine is matched to Sport
Tech and the new range-topping GT Sport Tech trim. As with the Convertible,
SE-L and Sport trim RF’s are powered by the 1.5-litre engine, while Sport Tech
and GT Sport Tech come with the more powerful 2.0-litre engine. In addition, 2.0-litre
RFs in both trim levels come with the option to choose an automatic gearbox.

New for the 2020 Mazda
MX-5, the GT Sport Tech flagship model is marked out by 17-inch BBS alloy
wheels and Burgundy Nappa leather seats, while across the whole range the MX-5
is available with Polymetal Grey Metallic paint for the first time. The updated
version of Mazda’s sports car also benefits from extra standard safety
equipment: from Sport models and above, the MX-5 features Front Smart City
Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support,
Traffic Sign Recognition and Driver Attention Alert. While Blind Spot
Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a
reversing camera are standard on Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models.

As you’d expect for a
car so famed for its dynamic abilities, the 2020 Mazda MX-5 retains the same
award-winning mechanical set up as before. Introduced in September 2018, the
updated 184ps version of the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine features lighter
pistons and con-rod, plus upgraded camshafts, exhaust valves, fuel injectors,
throttle valve and air intake, all of which increase performance over the 160ps
version that featured in the fourth-generation MX-5 at launch in 2015. …continue reading