Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a smarter, safer way to use your phone in the car. It allows you to mirror your phone and display them directly on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your phone and go. Works with Apple IOS 12 and Android 5.0. Third-party interface providers are solely responsible for their product functionality, and third-party terms and privacy statements apply.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a smarter, safer way to use your phone in the car. It allows you to mirror your phone and display them directly on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your phone and go. Works with Apple IOS 12 and Android 5.0. Third-party interface providers are solely responsible for their product functionality, and third-party terms and privacy statements apply.

DETAILS

Four-lamp LED headlights, standard on all grades, highlight the Mazda brand presence on the road, day or night. Their eye-like design gives all MX-5 models a look of vitality and power waiting to be unleashed.

The iconic design of the U-shaped rear combination lamps and round tail lights is a tribute to the rear view of previous generations of the MX-5.

17-inch aluminium wheels are manufactured with a cold casting technique to strengthen the material and achieve both weight reduction and functional beauty. Black metallic paint for both wheel sizes emphasizes the bold impression MX-5’s styling delivers.

The large analogue tachometer and speedometer feature needles with a vertical zero position to emphasize the contrast between action and inaction, suggesting the image of a Japanese sword master poised to strike.

The exclusive Bose® premium sound system features nine speakers including a pair of speakers in both the driver’s and passenger’s headrests, to deliver superior sound quality even when driving with the top down.

Comprehensive airflow control measures minimize unpleasant draughts while guiding just a refreshing breeze to the occupant’s arms and chest to assure the full pleasure of driving with the top down. A large, transparent aero board supports MX-5 RF’s body rigidity while maintaining rearward visibility.

Despite the short rear overhang and the space dedicated to stowing the roof, the boot on both models is long and wide giving truly practical use. This versatile luggage compartment can easily accommodate a pair of hard-type carry-on bags, and MX-5 RF’s boot even features a multipurpose box for tools and other items.

The power retractable hardtop consists of front-, middle- and rear-roof sections and the rear window glass panel. When open, the rear roof remains on the body while the other parts are stowed in the space behind the seats. Opening/closing the roof is done by simply pressing the switch on the front console, even when MX-5 RF is in motion (at speeds up to 10km/h). The movements of each roof section are synchronized and overlapped to achieve smooth, fast operation. Operation is confirmed by a five-step animation shown in the multi-information display in the meter cluster.

Internet connectivity has become an essential part of daily life, even while travelling in a car. So Mazda developed MZD CONNECT to provide versatile connectivity while further enhancing safety.

SAFETY

Adaptive LED Headlights offers the driver greater support for recognizing potential hazards when driving at night. The system improves night visibility and helps the driver avoid hazardous situations by combining the use of Glare-free High Beam (featuring an adjustable illumination range) and Wide-range Low Beam.

Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH)

BSM uses 24GHz quasi-milliwave radar sensors to detect vehicles in the blind spots behind and to the side, and using a turn signal while BSM detects a vehicle triggers visual and audio warnings. RCTA uses the same sensors to alert the driver when it detects vehicles approaching from either side during reversing operations.

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

Advanced SCBS detects vehicles and pedestrians* in front of the vehicle and automatically applies the brakes to help avoid collisions and mitigate collision damage while driving forward. When reversing, SCBS R detects vehicles and obstacles behind and automatically applies the brakes to help mitigate collision damage. *Detection of pedestrians and consequent automatic braking are not available in certain countries and regions.

Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS) and Smart City Brake Support [Reverse] (SCBS R)

All grades feature front airbags as standard equipment for both seats. Side airbags with a head-protecting cell help safeguard occupants' heads from injury inflicted by walls or poles in a collision, even when the top is down.

SRS airbags

LDWS senses lane markings on the road surface. When the system predicts departure from the lane it issues a beep or an audible warning similar to the noise a car makes when it runs onto a rumble strip to prompt timely steering corrections. The system assesses driver inputs such as use of the turn signals to weed out false alarms.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

The Active Bonnet design releases the bonnet instantly whenever impact with a pedestrian is anticipated, to quickly secure a safety space between the bonnet and rigid parts in the engine compartment. At the same time, the bonnet's inner structure effectively absorbs impact energy.

Pedestrian protection