Following the reveal of the 2024 Mazda MX-5 facelift towards the end of last year, local pricing has now been announced for the incoming model which will arrive in showrooms from this April.
The range now consists of just two variants, the Roadster GT manual and RF Limited automatic, priced at $60,490 and $61,990 respectively.
Both are equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that makes 135kW and 205Nm of torque, as it has done since the introduction of the ND2 in 2018.
So what’s different with the facelift? Well, the front end is now distinguished by a new set of LED headlamps with a redesigned daytime running light signature, while the rear lights also don a different look.
A new Aero Grey Metallic paint option is now available, complementing the gloss black mirrors and 17-inch black metallic alloy wheels.
Changes continue inside with a new frameless rear-view mirror, a bigger 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, an updated gauge cluster for the driver, and two USB-C ports. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity are now supported too.
In the handling department, there’s a new Dynamic Stability Control-Track (DSC-Track) driving mode that works with the asymmetric limited-slip differential (LSD) to aid stability in fast and tight corners. We should note that the LSD is only available in the Roadster GT with a manual gearbox.
More engine noise is pumped into the cabin thanks to the installation of Mazda’s new Induction Sound Enhancer (ISE).
All new Mazdas, including the facelift MX-5, come with a five-year warranty, five years of scheduled servicing (up to 100,000km) and five years of roadside assist coverage.