Mazda MX-5 RF with Retractable Hardtop Makes Global Debut
Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback). The latest addition to the MX-5 family fully embodies the model’s 26-year-old tradition of “lots of fun”. While staying true to the original MX-5 Retractable Hardtop’s goal of making open-top driving more accessible, Mazda has broken the bounds of conventional thinking to create something entirely new.
The MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling. The power roof can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 10 km/h with the press of a button, and the roof is stowed compactly and efficiently in a limited space. Despite its fastback styling and hardtop roof, the MX-5 RF offers the same amount of trunk space as the soft-top model.
The MX-5 RF will be available in Machine Grey, a new premium colour designed to accentuate the beauty of vehicle bodies featuring KODO design. Machine Grey is Mazda’s second premium colour following Soul Red, which since its launch has come to represent KODO design. The model will also feature either the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 or SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine, depending on the market. The South African model is still to be confirmed.