JAPANESE car maker Mazda has used the New York International Auto Show to reveal the Mazda MX-5 RF, the retractable hardtop version of its potent little roadster.
While staying true to the original MX-5 retractable hardtop’s goal of making open-top driving more accessible, Mazda has broken the bounds of conventional thinking to create something entirely new.
The MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling.
The power roof can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 10 km/h with the press of a button, and the roof is stowed compactly and efficiently in a limited space.
Despite its fastback styling and hardtop roof, the MX-5 RF offers the same amount of trunk space as the soft-top model. In Australia, the model will feature the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine.