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19th May, 2015

The new generation Mazda MX-5 will go on sale across Australia in mid-August priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs.

With the 1989 first generation model priced from $29,990¹, which is the equivalent of $59,433² in today’s money, it makes the ND the best-value MX-5 ever because the NA lacked Bluetooth, power steering, air conditioning, Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control, Cruise Control and SBS airbags - all of which are now standard features.

In production now, the entry-level Roadster will be available in Australia with a 1.5 litre petrol engine and with a choice of either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

With 96kW of power and 150Nm of torque, the new model MX-5 weighs from 1,009kg, a reduction of 91kg over the outgoing 2.0 litre car and close to the 950kg weight of the original NA series.

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The new ND series is the shortest MX-5 ever built, measuring 3,915mm long, 1,730mm wide, 1,235mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,315mm, and front and rear overhang reduced to 760mm and 840mm respectively.

In 1989, the aim was to produce a timeless, open-top roadster that offered good, clean driving fun. More than 25 years later this philosophy is still very relevant.

A 2.0 litre powered model will join the all-new MX-5 range late this year.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.

¹ 1989 Manufacturer’s List Price*
² Calculated via the Reserve Bank of Australia inflation calculator. $29,990 in 1989 would in the year 2014 cost $59,433.71. Total change in cost is 98.2 per cent over 25 years at an average annual inflation rate of 2.8 per cent.



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