Mazda MX-5 RF showcased at BIMS 2017
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Priced at 28,00,000 baht (INR 52,61,113.28).
The Mazda MX-5 RF had its global debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show and launched in Thailand at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show.
The Mazda MX-5 RF is the retractable hardtop version of the fourth-gen Mazda MX-5 roadster. By the end of the third-gen MX-5's model life, the retractable hardtop version accounted for over 50% of all MX-5 sales, and so it is evident why Mazda was interested in making a retractable hardtop version of the new generation MX-5.
The Mazda MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear and has a unique rear roof and retractable back window. The power roof takes a mere 13 seconds to deploy from closed to open or vice versa. It operates with a press of a button while driving at speeds of up to 10 km/h. The boot space is the same as in the soft-top version.
The Mazda MX-5 RF measures 3,915 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,235 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,310 mm. The Thai-spec MX-5 RF is powered by the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine that develops 160 PS at 6,600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. It is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. Other markets get a choice of the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.
The retractable hardtop version of the MX-5 roadster is priced at 28,00,000 baht (INR 52,61,113.28).