Mazda MX-5 R Sport special edition on sale in the UK now

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Sport

Based on the 1.5-litre 132ps 2020 Mazda MX-5 Sport, the MX-5 R-Sport is limited to 150 examples.

The Mazda MX-5 R Sport special edition has arrived in dealerships of the UK, which are open and ready to greet consumers in line with government guidelines. Limited to only 150 examples, this stand-out MX-5 Convertible features free-of-charge Polymetal Grey metallic paint and a grey soft-top hood, while 16-inch RAYS gunmetal alloy wheels complete the unique exterior look of the special edition.

The Polymetal Grey color is a recent edition to the 2020 Mazda MX-5 line up and on the R-Sport it is matched to piano black wing mirrors, while inside the R-Sport showcases burgundy Nappa leather seats with silver stitching, making sure that the interior has the same bespoke feel as the exterior. Based on the 1.5-litre 132ps Skyactiv-G Sport trim MX-5, the MX-5 R-Sport is the recent example of Mazda’s long tradition of providing personalized limited volume MX-5s. 

Consumers can test drive and order the £27,700 ($34,411) Mazda MX-5 R-Sport now and benefit from Mazda’s ‘an offer for our time’ attractive 0% APR* Personal Contract Purchase offers with no minimum deposit required^.

Discussing the Mazda MX-5 R-Sport, Mazda Motors UK, Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson said that he is delighted that the automaker can offer an exclusive MX-5 Convertible model to the consumers. With it joining the rest of the Convertible and RF models in the line-up, the automaker is now having a great choice of MX-5s in the updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 range, and it “means that anyone wanting to drive a distinctive and stylish roadster can find what they need”.

Based on the 1.5-liter Sport, the R-Sport’s standard equipment tally consists of navigation, Apple CarPlay ® and Android AutoTM, cruise control, heated seats, and climate control. Together with the R-Sport, the updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 range showcases a 10-model line-up – four Convertibles and six RFs – the 132ps 1.5-litre Convertible is offered in SE-L and Sport trim, whereas the 184ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine is matched to Sport Tech and the new range-topping GT Sport Tech trim. As with the Convertible, SE-L and Sport trim RF’s are functioned by the 1.5-liter engine, while Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech come with the stronger 2.0-liter engine. Furthermore, 2.0-litre RFs in both trim levels come with the option to select an automatic gearbox. 

Latest for the 2020 Mazda MX-5, the GT Sport Tech flagship model is marked out by 17-inch BBS alloy wheels and Burgundy Nappa leather seats, while throughout the whole range the MX-5 is available with Polymetal Grey Metallic paint for the first time. The updated version of the Mazda’s sports car also takes advantage of extra standard safety equipment: from Sport models and above, the MX-5 showcases Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Driver Attention Alert. While Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera are conventional on Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models. 

As one would expect for a car so famed for its dynamic abilities, the 2020 Mazda MX-5 R-Sport retains the similar award-winning chassis and mechanical set up as the 1.5-litre Sport MX-5. Helped by the MX-5’s lightness, performance hasn’t come at the cost of efficiency, as entirely homologated to the WLTP/RDE test cycle and geared up with Mazda’s i-ELOOP and i-stop kinetic recovery and stop-start technology as standard it emits 142g/km.

“When it comes to driver engagement, the current generation MX-5 has already established itself as a benchmark sports car, and with the 2020 Mazda MX-5, and now the R-Sport special edition, we continue to provide one of the most exciting and satisfying to drive cars money can buy. 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 over 30 years and the 2020 model continues this unswerving dedication to delivering an affordable world-class sports car, while the R-Sport continues our long heritage of offering uniquely styled limited-edition versions,” said Jeremy Thomson.

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