the first units of The Mazda MX-5 RF began to emerge yesterday of the assembly lines. Its production is being carried out in the factory from Ujina that the brand owns in his hometown, Hiroshima. In this same place occurs the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 in its normal version, that is to say, with canvas roof, and the Fiat 124 Spider. Yes, the Fiat 124 Spider is also assembled in the factory Mazda in Hiroshima, because they share a common platform.
The Mazda MX-5 RF was presented and shown to the public for the first time in the New York Hall of 2016, held in the month of march, to the surprise of all and sundry. Despite the fact that the production has started with the units of the MX-5 RF aimed at Europe and north America, the first deliveries will be made in the local market at the end of this year. Therefore, will not come units to our market until 2017.
main changes the Mazda MX-5 traditional with this MX-5 RF are in the upper part of the body, on the roof. In the case of the MX-5 of all life, the roof uses a soft top that folds and unfolds manually, while the MX-5 RF uses a retractable hard top electric drive. When we keep the roof, in this version we don’t get a convertible in themselves, but rather a model Targa, which makes it very different from the rest.
in Addition, and although it may seem otherwise, this MX-5 RF account with the same capacity of trunk his brother, i.e., maintains a volume of load of 130 l. The only “catch” of this roof is that it can only be open or close at speeds below 10 km/h; almost stopped. By the way, the abbreviation RF, comes from Retractable Fastback.
Mechanically will be offered in Europe, with the same possibilities as in the MX-5 conventional, with the engine 1.5 and 2.0 Skyactiv-G 131 and 160 hp respectively, which can be associated to a manual or automatic exchange. In north America only offers the more powerful engine.