June 19, 2018, 7:57 pm
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Mazda PH reveals 2018 MX-5

MAZDA Philippines announces the arrival of the latest 2018-model year MX-5 sports roadster. Featuring a host of dynamic improvements and upgraded safety appointments, the highly popular open-top sports car’s latest iterations are now available at Mazda Philippines’ 20 showrooms nationwide.

 “Mazda Philippines is continuously providing driving enthusiasts the latest offerings of the world’s most popular sports car - the MX-5,” shares BAP president and CEO Steven Tan.  

New for the 2018 MX-5 Soft Top line is the limited edition Dark Cherry fabric canopy which comes exclusively with the six-speed SKYACTIV automatic transmission variant. Customers now also have the signature Mazda Machine Gray color as an option for the Soft Top MX-5. Mazda’s newest shade of red – Soul Red Crystal – is now also available in select variants. Also among the primary mechanical improvements for the 2018 MX-5 are its refined rear suspension tuning and the re-tuned power steering system in the Soft Top variant. These upgrades ensure even more agile handling and improved ride comfort for the lightweight roadster. Along with its classic sports car styling, the MX-5’s 2018 features are set to enhance the iconic status of the already superb and highly sought after model.

With the arrival of the 2018 edition of Mazda’s premium two-seat roadster, driving enthusiasts now also get an additional powertrain selection to choose from. The   six-speed manual SKYACTIV transmission is now an available option for the 2018  MX-5 Retractable Fastback. Combined with the reassurance of a solid hard top, the manual  gearbox-equipped MX-5 RF promises a more engaging experience for those who love to be actively involved in the act of driving. Nappa Leather remains an option for the automatic transmission variant of the MX-5 RF, while black leather is standard for the manual.

Also new for 2018 are additional safety features across the model range. All 2018   MX-5 RF variants are now equipped with Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH) which feature automatic control of headlight aim and intensity based on ever-changing driving conditions. This is also a standard feature for the automatic transmission variant of the MX-5 Soft Top. Lane Departure Warning, which alerts drivers if they begin to stray out of the lane they are on, now comes standard in the 2018 MX-5 RF line as well as in the automatic Soft Top variant. 

 “There has always been a strong demand for the MX-5 in the Philippines. By offering our customers not only an improved product, but also more trim options to choose from, we believe our fans will be able to find the ideal sports car that expresses their love and passion for driving,” Tan adds.

2018 MX-5 prices start at Php 1,880,000 for the manual Soft Top while the top of the range MX-5 RF with automatic transmission and Nappa Leather interiors come in at Php 2,300,000. Customers may also visit www.mazda.ph for the MX-5’s latest prices and specifications.
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