The new 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 – a miniature sports car

Compact Japanese roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5, having gone through a facelift in the summer of , was made available to the Russian motorists in early . We offer our readers information about what the price, the technical characteristics of car news. Also take a look at the photo with the updated exterior and interior, talk about an improved engine and suspension 2018-2019 Mazda MH5, which will be sold in Russia in -.


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Before the review to make a small digression into the history of a compact roadster.
2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 the first generation appeared on Japanese roads in 1989, sales in Europe started in 1990. The car immediately managed to get a hit with connoisseurs of dynamics and speed, as well as to break sales records in the sports car market. Second-generation 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 made its debut in 1997 for the Japanese market premiere in Tokyo, the Europeans were able to get acquainted with the novelty of the Geneva Motor Show.

Eight years later, in the spring of 2005 and again in Geneva the premiere of the third-generation 2018-2019 Mazda MX5. A car full of a roadster with a soft folding roof developed into a coupe-cabriolet with a rigid roof able to hide in the luggage compartment. Full production of the classic roadster with soft top company 2018-2019 Mazda has not given up, and produced this fantastic 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 Soft-top – the car is very popular in the UK.

2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 – year is a deeply modernized version of the third generation of Japanese compact roadster or, as is more correct to say, the coupe-cabriolet. In Russia, 2018-2019 Mazda MH5 offered exclusively with a rigid folding roof. For more than twenty years of production, the Japanese two-seater sports car purchased more than 850,000 motorists, cars in different countries awarded more than 170 prizes and titles. Here is a bright and rich history in the compact two-seater.

Appearance 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 has a refined and sophisticated design that pulls like a magnet to the roadster fans. The car really looks luxurious, while it felt the presence of special, peculiar only to him, style. The manufacturer has invested in him the spirit of Japanese culture and sporting character of the true winner of the race. It is for this reason that the classic design for a long time does not change, it only modest adjustments are made. Recent changes have affected the front part of the body, new wheels, and expanded color gamut enamels. To distinguish the new 2018-2019 Mazda MH5 from dorestaylingovoy model can be a different, larger front fairing with a larger intake, compact lodges with round foglights and striking aerodynamic elements present on the bumper body. The side surfaces of the car body and feed remain the same – smooth lines, stylish, wheel arch extensions, the original fuel filler cap is located on the horizontal plane of the wing and controversial bypass lamp lighting overall.


The new 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 – has a compact and neat two-seater body, which in design, thanks to the talent of designers, there is nothing superfluous.

  • Dimensions following vehicle: 4020 mm of length, 1720 mm width, 1245 mm – height 2330 mm – wheelbase, 136 mm – Ground clearance (clearance).
  • The manufacturer installed permissible gross weight roadster at a rate of 1375 kg, fuel tank holds 50 liters of fuel.
  • Sporting a compact coupe-cabriolet is equipped with tires 205/45 R17 alloy wheels to 17 size, as an option can be installed tires 205/50 R16 or 215/40 R18 on alloy wheels 16 or 18 range.
  • To paint finishes available colors: Aluminium Metallic (Aluminium), Brilliant Black (Black Diamond), True Red (bright red sports), Metropolitan Grey Mica (gray), Copper Red Mica (mineral red), Stormy Blue Mica (blue) and new dolphin Grey (gray dolphin).

The car’s interior has also undergone changes, which only improved both the appearance and the overall convenience of the cabin. Change the schedule of the dashboard, making it easier for the driver to visual perception readings instruments themselves began to provide more information. Updated sports seats (optional), it is now Recaro sports (made specifically for the 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5), particularly impress with their phenomenal body fixation in the corners. Even more comfortable and convenient to travel any distance became the standard seats are installed by default. Interior trim has received more than bright colors and additional details that add sporty roadster spirit. The door panels have changed shape, getting comfortable armrests upholstered, as accessories can be ordered color overlays on the front panel, trim stainless steel door sills, the red LED lights legroom, highlighting PPC handles, metal pedals and a platform for the rest of the left legs.

How much is that in Russia the new 2018-2019 Mazda MH5 in is available in three trim levels:. The Sport with a price of 1.301 million rubles, and two versions of the Comfort value of 1.308 million and 1.378 million rubles… As you can see from the price versions of the difference in cost is not great, but the most accessible Sport grade with 6 speed manual packed even better than Comfort with 6 automatic transmission.

Sport version can boast of a limited slip differential (LSD) and branded audio system Bose (CD-changer, MP3, Radio, 7 speakers).
All the compact sports cars 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 sold in Russia are equipped with generous enough: Trim Leather Black or a combination of leather and Alcantara is, steering wheel rim, gearshift knob and parking brake are also covered with skin, available climate control, power mirrors heated , power windows, heated seats, cruise control, trip computer, multifunction steering wheel, xenon headlamps with washer, fog.

too much has been done for the safety of the driver and passenger. Air bags are provided as front and side, and in the frame of the windshield are built extra high strength steel beams designed to reduce the consequences of a collision, overturning or rollover. For the stable behavior of the car on the road are installed electronic aids: ABS, EBA, TCS and DSC.

With its compact dimensions of the trunk at the 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 is very roomy – 150 liters. Its volume is unchanged, even when the roof is folded, because it has its own separate compartment. By the way, it is revealed very quickly – in just 12 seconds.

Specifications 2018-2019 Mazda MH5 -: cars equipped with two types of engines on gasoline. The first of these is not available to Russian motorists, 1.8 liter, has a torque of 167 Nm achieved at 4500 rpm, and is able to develop the capacity of 126 horsepower. The maximum power necessary to 6500 rpm. Engine with such characteristics can disperse the car to a top speed of 198 mph and 100 mph is able to deliver cars and pilots in 9.9 seconds. This engine is only available in the basic version Energy model, which, in addition, receive a manual transmission with five speeds, which is not in the other trim levels. This engine is very economical fuel consumption – only 9.5 liters in a city of 5.5 liters while driving on the road, and mixed-mode about 7 liters.

The second engine, more powerful, is intended for installation in two more expensive versions of the roadster, with a volume of 2.0 liters. Power, which is capable of this unit is 160 hp, peak torque is reached at 5000 rpm and 188 Nm is. To this engine are aggregated two types of transmissions: Sport equipment for this will be a 6-speed manual and automatic 6 Activematic automatic on 6 stages envisaged for the version Comfort.
Engine mechanics will accelerate to a maximum of 218 mph and 100 mph speed will be able to develop for 7.9 seconds. In the case of automatic transmission, these figures will reach values, respectively 194 mph and 8.9 seconds. As for fuel consumption, the engine with the manual would be a little more economical than the one that works in conjunction with automatic transmission. The first while driving through the city spends 10.5 liters per 100 km on the highway – 5.9 liters, and mixed-mode – 7.6 liters. The second, these indicators are a little less economical – 10.9 liters, 6.1 liters and 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers respectively.
Front suspension 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 has double wishbones, rear suspension is multilink. In addition, suspension of the updated roadster will have a new and improved configuration, thereby amplify the dynamics of movement on the road, and the car will be much easier to navigate hairpin turns, moving at high speed.
The front wheels are equipped with internally ventilated brake disc type. The brake system on the rear wheels and disc, not ventilated discs. 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 has a rear-wheel drive and sports Sport version will get additional limited-slip differential LSD.

Test drive restyled compact sports car 2018-2019 Mazda MH5 model year is a double sense, and it’s like this. the car is not uniquely suited for everyday use: rigid korotkohodnaya suspension, diminutive exterior dimensions, interior and trunk, and enjoy in a metropolis refined handling is unlikely to happen. Quite another matter if the 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5 second or third car in the garage, car weekend. Here in this situation to travel outside the city, and even better in the ring sporting tracks (ideally serpentine) can be an unforgettable experience: low landing, sharp steering, the powerful motor, clear inclusion of 6 speed manual (automatic stifle the engine tuning), dense and tough suspension – high.