New Look Upgraded MAZDA MX-5 on Sale from January at Hendy Mazda

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The new seven-strong range of upgraded Mazda MX-5 sportscars is on sale from January at Hendy Mazda priced from £18,495 to £23,595 on-the-road (OTR).

Upgraded MX-5

Upgraded MX-5

When developing the upgraded Mazda MX-5, Mazda’s designers were determined to make the revised roadster even better looking and even more fun to drive.

For six years in a row the Mazda MX-5 has been voted ‘Best Roadster’ by Auto Express magazine. Now, Mazda has revised the line-up for its iconic MX-5 sportscar by introducing upgraded models with a fresh face, new pedestrian-friendly bonnet, a satellite navigation system on the 2.0-litre MX-5 Sport Tech Nav models, side airbags, climate control air-conditioning and an even more rewarding driving experience.

“When developing the upgraded Mazda MX-5, Mazda’s designers were determined to make the revised roadster even better looking and even more fun to drive. An aggressive new front grille and new bumper design with a bold chin spoiler creates a deeper and wider look that also improves aerodynamics by reducing drag around the fog lamps and over the front tyres,” comments Mark Busby New Car Sales & Marketing Director at Hendy Mazda.

As well as giving upgraded Mazda MX-5 a fresh appearance, the new front-end design simultaneously improves pedestrian safety. Keeping ahead of tougher EU regulations, the MX-5 is the first Mazda to be equipped with the company’s newly-developed active bonnet system. If a collision with a pedestrian is detected, the trailing edge of the bonnet instantly ‘pops-up’ to increase the crumple zone between the bonnet and engine, reducing the severity of pedestrian injuries.

“The Mazda MX-5 enjoys incredible popularity in Britain and now the ‘Upgraded’ range offers an even more rewarding sportscar ownership experience, while remaining unrivalled as an exhilarating drive that can also be used everyday. Together with its affordability, low running costs, enviable reliability, as confirmed by the 2012 What Car? magazine annual reliability survey, great residual values and our current low-rate finance offers, the Mazda MX-5 is a thoroughly modern sportscar that people can buy with their heart and their head,” adds Busby.

New to the Mazda MX-5 line-up, the Sport Tech Nav model features a TomTom satellite-navigation system with a fully integrated 5.8-inch touch screen monitor, 4GB SD card based map (45 countries), Live Services, iPod and Bluetooth® connectivity, and complete multi-media functionality.

Mazda MX-5 customers visiting the Leigh Road dealership have a choice of three powertrains, all fine-tuned to maximise thrills and minimise fuel consumption – the 126ps 1.8i MZR with a five-speed gearbox, and the 160ps 2.0i MZR with a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission or ‘PowerShift‘ six-speed sequential paddle-shift transmission that allows manual control or a fully automatic mode.

For more information about the upgraded Mazda MX-5 or to book a test drive call Hendy Mazda on 0844 5397174 or visit

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Mazda press information:            
Kate Rumsby                    
Mazda Dealer PR                   
01622 766 521    

Hendy Mazda information:
Nic Jones
023 8027 1271

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Special offers until 31 March 2013
Mazda dealers are currently offering MX-5 buyers two finance packages with 0% and 5.9% APR finance, no minimum deposit, up to 42 months repayment. Offers are for retail sales only on vehicles registered until 31 March 2013. Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 or over. Guarantees/Indemnities may be required. Mazda Financial Services RH1 1SR.

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