Mazda Adds New Features to RX-8 in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation has added fresh features to the four-door, four-seat rotary-powered Mazda RX-8 sports car for the Japanese market. The updated models go on sale today at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers nationwide. Standard equipment across the entire RX-8 range has been updated with popular features that provide added comfort and convenience. The updates include rain-sensing windshield wipers and Mazda's auto-light system (which switches the headlights on automatically according to ambient light conditions). Two additional exterior body colors, silver and gray, reflect the RX-8's high quality and accentuate its exceptional sports car styling.
Main features of the freshened Mazda RX-8 - Rain-sensing windshield wipers, auto-light system, water-repellent coating (on the front door windows and door mirrors) and Mazda's advanced keyless entry and engine start system now come as standard equipment on all model grades. - The addition of two new body colors – Aluminum Metallic and Metropolitan Gray Mica – brings the available exterior range to seven colors. - Revised model grade lineup (base model was renamed Type G). - Audio-less specification standard for all model grades (to best match each driver's needs, the space for a head unit in the center panel is left open. The Audio-less spec allows for a variety of audio systems).
Manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the Mazda RX-8 (*price of the model in the photo)
|Grade||Drive||Engine||Transmission||Price (U.S. Dollars)|
|With tax||Without tax|
|Type G||RWD||Water-cooled, in-line 2-rotor (654cc x 2)||6-speed AT (Activematic)||27,712.45||26,376.55|
|Type E||6-speed AT (Activematic)||31,288.67*||29,786.45|
|Type S||6-speed MT||30,852.33||29,398.09|
|Type RS||6-speed MT||33,484.78||31,906.46|
- A separate recycling fee of 130 dollars is necessary in addition to the manufacturer's suggested retail prices listed above. If the curtain and front side SRS airbag system is selected as a factory-installed option, the fee is 136 dollars. - If the special body color Crystal White Pearl Mica is selected, the price increases by 332 dollars (including tax).