Next-generation Mazda MX-5 priced from £18,495
24 April 2015
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Mazda has confirmed its fourth-generation MX5 will cost from £18,495 when it goes on sale in the summer.
The firm's 131hp 1.5-litre Skyactiv petrol engine and a more powerful 160hp 2.0-litre petrol unit power the MX-5.
The lower powered petrol emits 139g/km of CO2 while the 160hp version emits 161g/km. Monthly BIK payments stand at £67 in the 20% bracket and £134 in the 40% bracket for the lower-specification engine and £89 and £179 for the more powerful option.
Five trim levels are offered - SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. All models feature alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel and a fabric roof, while SE-L models add daytime running lights, climate control and air conditioning, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity and the firm's MZD-connect infotainment system with seven-inch touchscreen.
Sport trim models feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, a Bose surround sound system and heated leather seats, while versions of the car fitted with the navigation unit come with three years of free European map updates.
"The MX-5 is Mazda's brand icon and it embodies all that is great about our products. Its fun to drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for 25 years," said Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK managing director.