Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2016

Mazda MX-5 RF production resumes

mazda-retractable-topJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE new Mazda MX-5 RF retractable hardtop will launch in South Africa in the first half of 2017.

Mazda Motor Corporation started production of the vehicle in Ujina Plant No.1 near its global headquarters in Hiroshima.

Production began on Tuesday with models bound for the European and North American markets, where sales will start in early 2017. While South Africa is scheduled to launch within the first half of 2017, the MX-5 RF will go on sale later this year in Japan.

The MX-5 RF fully embodies the Jinba-Ittai philosophy of the driver and car in harmony that has defined the MX-5 throughout its 27-year history.

This latest adaptation of Mazda’s lightweight two-seater features an  eye-catching fastback design with a three-piece power retractable roof that, when opened, leaves the rear buttressed section in place for a unique convertible atmosphere.

Total production of the MX-5 reached 1 million units on April 22 this year.

The model is highly acclaimed, having so far won more than 280 automotive awards around the world. These include 2016 World Car of the Year and 2016 World Car Design of the Year for the current fourth-generation MX-5.

CAJ News

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