Mazda MX-5 RF: its retractable hardtop will debut in Europe in Goodwood 2016

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One of the most anticipated innovations within the range Mazda MX-5 was actually made in the past New York Hall of 2016: Mazda MX-5 RF, with a retractable hardtop in the style of ‘targa’. The differences with the MX-5 ND, the fourth generation are important, thanks to the electric drive machine of your roof and a unique design that does not go unnoticed, with a side profile to the purest style of the coupe with its roof closed.

well, after his debut on american soil, the Mazda MX-5 RF (‘Retractable Fastback’) will cross soon the Atlantic for their european introduction. This will take place in the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016, between the 23rd and the 26th of June: the MX-5 RF will be the main protagonist of the exhibitor to Mazda in Goodwod, next to the drive a million of the MX-5, which was manufactured in Japan on April 2.

More than a million units of the Mazda MX-5, a real success for a roadster that will expand their horizons with this MX-5 RF that combines the best of two worlds. As stated by Nobuhiro Yamamoto, director of the program to the MX-5, “Our goal was to provide a sporty convertible that has some lines that are very attractive and aerodynamic with its roof closed, at the same time provide an experience of unforgettable driving with the roof open”.

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The design and proportions of the Mazda MX-5 RF is very similar to that of the version with soft top canvas -it only increases your height of 5 millimeters, while maintaining the design language KODO, but his personality is quite different thanks to its roof and to its rear pillars. This hardtop is opened or closed automatically by pressing a button, in a stationary or at speeds up to 10 km/h, and brings greater refinement and lower noise when it is closed.

, While the Mazda MX-5 ND is already available at dealerships from the end of last year, the Mazda MX-5 RF shall be on sale in Europe in early 2017: it will be offered with engines SkyActiv-G petrol, in displacements of 1.5 liters (131 HP) or 2.0 liter (160 HP). This hard top electric will provide greater functionality and convenience in the day-to-day, but presumably will also have prices slightly higher than those of the MX-5 NA with soft top canvas.