Mazda MX-5 RF Wow At New York International Auto Show

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Mazda debut new Mazda MX-5 RF at New York International Auto Show. The RF in the name stands for ‘retractable fastback’, indicating the model’s fastback coupe profile with retractable targa-like panel.

Having an MX-5 makes life richer and more fun. With this small, convertible and amazing sports car, we want to offer even more people a fun-filled life through driving pleasure.

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The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Retractable Fastback (RF), which combines a power-retractable targa top with a gorgeous fastback roofline. In simple words, it is the Miata coupe you’ve been waiting for, only better.

The 12-sec roof-opening process can be performed at speeds up to six-mph and works thusly: The two roof panels over the occupants’ heads fold while the back window lowers itself behind the seats and the two flying-buttress supports lift up to accommodate the folded top.

MX-5 RF offers the same boot space as the soft-top model. Also like the soft-top, this new version will be available in Europe with a choice of two revvy petrol engines – the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 and SKYACTIV-G 2.0 – mated either to a pleasant crisp shifting 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT gearbox or – exclusively for the MX-5 RF – a 6-speed automatic.

Another highlight of the MX-5 RF is the selection of body colours. They include Machine Grey, a new premium color designed to accentuate the subtle yet dynamic surfaces of Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion exteriors

The carmaker states that it will be taking pre-orders on the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF starting this summer, with the first models being delivered this year. Pricing has not yet been announced.