The wait is over for those patiently waiting for the new 2.0-litre Mazda MX-5. Already 170 sold before the car has even launch in Australia, the more powerful variant of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 goes on sale in dealerships today priced from $34,490 plus on-roads for the 2.0 GT 6-speed manual.
With two MX-5 engine choices on offer – a first for Australia – the 2.0L variant offers 118kW of power at 6,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. This represents a 23 per cent increase in power and a 33 per cent improvement in torque compared to the 1.5 litre model which went on sale in early August.
The higher output 2.0 litre MX-5 remains thrifty, with the 6-speed manual transmission sipping from as little as 6.9L/100km, while the automatic records a lean 7.1L/100km.
Like the 1.5L version, the 2.0 litre MX-5 is available in two grades – the entry-level Roadster and the high-grade Roadster GT. Both trim levels come standard with the latest MZD Connect infotainment system, LED daylight running lamps and larger 17 inch alloy wheels. The Roadster gets gunmetal grey wheels, while the top of the range GT alloys are painted bright silver.
Available in six striking colours, including the popular Soul Red and the recently introduced Ceramic Metallic, the range comes with three interior trims, including black cloth for the Roadster and a choice of black or tan leather in Roadster GT.
Tipping the scales from a low 1,033kg – weighing in considerably less than the previous generation NC model – the new 2.0L Mazda MX-5 offers 50:50 front-rear weight balance and low centre of gravity for maximum driving pleasure.
All-New Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre Pricing (excluding on-roads)
- 2.0L Roadster 6MT $34,490
- 2.0L Roadster 6AT $36,490
- 2.0L Roadster GT 6MT $39,550
- 2.0L Roadster GT 6AT $41,550