Mazda has just announced the arrival of the updated 2021 MX-5 RF and just like the updated Mazda 6, the hard-top convertible will no come equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto.

Aside from that, everything remains the same from the previous update in March 2020. A year ago, Mazda updated the MX-5 RF with improved safety with features such as blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, Smart City Brake Support, adaptive LED headlights, and lane departure warning system.

Alongside the enhanced safety features, the Mazda MX-5 RF’s 2.0-litre engine was also upgraded with new internals; increasing the engine’s redline to 7,500 rpm – 700 rpm more than before. Output was rated at 184 hp and 205 Nm – a 24 hp and 5 Nm increase.

Bermaz Motor also introduced an updated CX-3 in early March.

The MX-5 RF will be available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic. Top speed in the automatic is rated at 200 km/h while the manual will hit 220 km/h.

Inside, the MX-5 RF comes equipped with a 9-speaker Bose Sound System, linked to a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, among other creature comforts. As for safety and driver aids, it comes with four airbags, traction control, hill launch assist and dynamic stability control.

The updated, fully-imported Mazda MX-5 RF is priced at RM258,591 for the manual and RM260,527 for the automatic. Each is accompanied by a 5-year/100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty and free service package.


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