The fourth-generation iconic two-seater has won the title every year since 2015.
The iconic sports car, 1.5-litre Mazda Skyactiv-G MX-5 Exclusive-Line Roadster, won the title of ‘Best Sports Car for Value’ in this year’s coveted 2023 What Car? Awards.
Mazda MX-5 Roadster has won the title yearly since its launch in 2015. It is the best-selling two-seater sports car in the world.
The first appearance of this iconic two-seater was at the Chicago Motors Show in 1989. Since its first presentation, the MX-5 Roadster has been one of Mazda’s best-selling vehicles.
Since its launch in the UK in 2015, over 24,000 MX-5 sports cars have been sold.
The Mazda model embodies the Japanese Jinba Ittai ‘car-and-driver as one’ ethos, delivering excellent agility and responsive driving experience. This two-seater offers both great driving enjoyment and style in one package, without breaking the bank.
Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car? commented on the win:
“Nothing else for this kind of money gives you the true sports car experience. The MX-5 puts you in control of a peppy, responsive little engine that’s attached to one of the nicest manual gearboxes in the business.”
“Meanwhile, the well-weighted steering serves up lots of feedback, and the suspension is firm enough for tidy cornering but won’t break your back when you’re ambling along.”
Also, Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK Managing Director, said:
“When it comes to driver engagement, the current generation MX-5 has already established itself as a benchmark sports car, and with the 2023 Mazda MX-5 we continue to offer one of the most exciting and satisfying to drive cars money can buy. So, it’s great that the Mazda MX-5 continues its unbroken streak of winning awards from What Car?”
“The MX-5 is a sports car that has resonated with enthusiastic British drivers ever since its debut and remains true to the original principle of being an affordable, lightweight and above all fun-to-drive roadster, something that stands out even more in a marketplace where fewer and fewer true affordable driver’s cars are being launched.”
“The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon, and it embodies all that is great about our products. Its fun to drive character, has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for more than 30 years - and the 2023 model continues this unswerving dedication to delivering an affordable, engaging, world-class sports car.”
The Mazda MX-5 Roadster
The award-winning sports car is available in 1.5-litre (132ps) and 2.0-litre (184ps) Skyactiv-G petrol engines. The 2023 model with a 1.5-litre engine has Prime-Line and Exclusive-Line grades available while the 2.0-litre engine offers Exclusive-Line and Homura grades.
Great driving dynamics have been enhanced by the engine redlines of 7,500rpm and immediately available torque. Great handling and exciting driving dynamics are ensured for every ride.
To make driving more fun, the vehicle has a six-speed gearbox and a light, aerodynamically optimised body.
Elegant body colours including Soul Red Crystal as well as new Zircon Sand and others make the flowing lines stand out wherever you go.
The signature flowing lines, 17” alloy wheels and iconic sporty styling complement the aerodynamic look of the Mazda MX-5.
Controlling music, messages and maps is easy with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and the 7” multimedia screen, easily displayed at the driver’s eye level.
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