Mazda is known for regularly giving its cars small, incremental updates, apart from the usual mid-cycle facelift, and the MX-5 is no exception. The Japanese brand from Hiroshima gave the MX-5 an update for the 2020 model year in global markets, so it was only a matter of time for these updates to eventually reach the PH-market MX-5 as well.
Previewed during the Mazda Premium Collection display at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati earlier this year, the iconic sportscar fundamentally remains the same in terms of aesthetics. What’s new for 2020 is the addition of Mazda’s new and gorgeous Polymetal Gray paint, which made its debut in the all-new Mazda 3 and CX-30. This new color makes the MX-5 look simply even more stunning to look at. Lastly, the minor visual cues to look for if you want to find out of it’s the 2020 MX-5 or not are its new badges, which utilizes Mazda’s latest corporate font design.
As for the interior, the MX-5 gets a few improved interior trimmings, most notably in the seats and switches to bring it further in line with the rest of the current Mazda lineup. Of course, the Mazda Connect infotainment system makes an appearance here, with its 7-inch touch screen and rotary controller knob. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, along with a reverse camera.
Most of the Mazda’s updates for the 2020 MX-5 are focused on its driver safety and convenience features. This includes the addition of automatic emergency braking (marketed as Smart City Brake Support) as well as cruise control on all automatic variants. This makes the MX-5 the only sports car in its segment to have this advanced driver-assist feature that’s becoming ever-more prevalent among modern cars nowadays.
The Mazda MX-5’s powertrain remains unchanged for 2020. Its SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, which has been revised in 2019, continues to produce 181 hp and 205 Nm of torque with a redline peaking at 7,500 rpm. As expected, all power goes through the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
You can now inquire about the 2020 Mazda MX-5 across all of Mazda’s dealers nationwide with the following prices.
Mazda MX-5 Soft Top MT: P1,980,000
Mazda MX-5 Soft Top AT: P2,190,000
Mazda MX-5 Caramel Soft Top AT w/ Nappa Leather: P2,265,000
Mazda MX-5 RF AT: P2,360,000
Mazda MX-5 RF AT w/ Nappa Leather: P2,410,000
Mazda MX-5 RF AT Club Sport: P2,690,000