Mazda has opted for a new line for the version of “hard top” of the Mazda MX-5 giving life to a Mazda MX-5 RF that recently made its debut on european soil, with the occasion of the Festival of Speed of Goodwood and you will come to the streets, if it is to meet the forecasts, to the end of the year or the beginning of 2017, but… what this means for the version of canvas roof?What can live with both versions in the market?
In the previous-generation version of the hardtop was an important ballast for the continuity of the version with a canvas roof:
If we go back to the previous generation, the first of the four generations that incorporated a retractable hardtop (Na and Nb were hardtops removable manually), we find that at the end of the commercial life of the Miata had acquired so much prominence RC (Roadster Coupe) practically put an end to the marketing of the version with a canvas roof conventional reducing its presence to basic versions or special editions.
With the new proposal of a retractable hardtop, this new Mazda MX-5 RF, the Miata canvas roof runs, in my judgment, far less danger because Mazda has managed to not only give a new roof to your convertible, but also mark important differences in aesthetic.
Can imagine a price of around 2,000 euros more for the Mazda MX-5 RF, we can imagine also that your roll will be more comfortable thanks to the greater privacy, but we will have to wait to find out, also to see how it affects your dynamic.
let us Remember that the Mazda MX-5 RF has been presented with the same mechanical options that the version with a canvas roof, the 1.5 of 131 horses and the 2.0 160 horses, reminding us in addition to the possibility of a automatic gearbox.