The new Mazda MX-5 has just been revealed and it is destined to offer to its drivers extra-satisfying handling and linear responsiveness. The facelifted roadster has more aggressive road stance and is equipped with new and innovative safety technology.

The latest version of the best selling Mazda roadster is in addition more responsive in terms of acceleration and braking. The first one has been done via fine-tuning of the acceleration management program on manual shift models.

On the other hand, by optimizing the vacuum brake booster, the specialists also enhanced brake return control. The upshot here is better handling thanks to superior front-rear load distribution. Those two factors in general result in more faithful reaction.

Another highlight here concerns the technologies, which prevent pedestrian injuries. Here, the new active bonnet system automatically raises the hood during an impact with a pedestrian, enlarging the crumple zone to prevent or minimize the severity of injuries.

In addition, the lower section of the front bumper was also been reinforced in order to protect people's legs better. Adding these features however, resulted in the changes needed to be made. They concerned the front-end design of the MX-5.

The legendary two-seater has now a deeper grille and new bumper design and expresses a lower, wider stance. At the same time the new fog lamp bezels and chin spoiler enhance the aerodynamics of the car.

MX-5 will be available as a retractable hardtop coupe or soft-top convertible. It will be offered in a choice of eight body colours. Inside, the glossy dark grey steering wheel spokes and panel décor provide a luxury feel and comfortability.

Last but not least, the Roadster is powere either by a 126 hp (93 kW) MZR 1.8-litre mated to a five-speed manual transmission or the 160 hp (118 kW) MZR 2.0-litre with, matched to either automatic or manual six-speed transmissions.

Source: Mazda