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


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”.


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.