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New nine model Mazda MX-5 available to order next week

New nine model Mazda MX-5 available to order next week

Set to make its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show, this year's most anticipated sports car will be available in the UK this summer.

With a superior power to weight ratio, rear-wheel drive and more gadgets than ever before, the new Mazda MX-5 remains the ultimate roadster. The new MX-5 will be offered with a choice of two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and will come with generous equipment and safety technology as standard.

With a choice of nine models across five trim levels, the roadster promises to reaffirm Mazda's dominance of the affordable sports car sector. Maintaining the driver-focused ethos that has made the Mazda MX-5 the best-selling two-seater sports car of all time, the latest MX-5 was conceived and developed under the concept of "innovate in order to preserve".

This engineering philosophy has allowed Mazda to maintain the agility, fun and engagement that has always defined the MX-5, while also meeting ever-increasing safety and efficiency requirements.

The new model is shorter, lower and wider than the outgoing car, with the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet. These dynamic proportions combined with Mazda's KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, ensure that the sportscar's styling reflects its focus on driving pleasure.

Across the range the new MX-5 features alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. SE-L models add LED daytime running lights, climate control air-conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth and cruise control, plus Mazda's MZD-Connect connectivity and infotainment system with 7-inch colour touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander.

Mid-range SE-L models, which get the 2.0-litre 159bhp engine, are distinguished by 17-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, piano black door mirrors, and benefit from a strut tower bar and limited slip differential.

Step up to the range-topping Sport trim levels and both the 1.5 and 2.0-litre cars feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, Premium Bose Surround-Sound and heated leather seats.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert