Mazda MX-5 RF with Retractable Hardtop Makes Global Debut

- Will be on display at the New York International Auto Show -


HIROSHIMA, Japan, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - 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 model will feature either the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 or SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine, depending on the market. The North American model will have the SKYACTIV-G 2.0.

Through the MX-5, Mazda hopes to offer even more people the pleasure of open-top driving, enrich their lives and become a brand they feel a special connection with.

The MX-5 RF will on display at the New York International Auto Show which opens to the public from March 25 through April 3.*

Mazda's Exhibits at the New York International Auto Show

Show Model Mazda MX-5 RF (world debut)
Model to be Launched Mazda CX-9
Currently Available Models Mazda6, Mazda3, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3, Mazda MX-5
Technology SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 gasoline engines, SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine


* Press days are March 23 and 24. Mazda will hold its press conference from 11:20 - 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 24. 

SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.

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For further information:

Chuck Reimer, Mazda Canada, (905) 787-7079; Sandra Lemaitre, Mazda Canada, (905) 787-7167