The all-new Mazda MX-5 will be making its world debut at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show which takes place from Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November.
It’s incredible to think that the MX-5 made its debut in 1989 and is still going strong 34 years later having consistently proved itself to be the perfect choice for drivers wanting the purest of driving experiences.
The 2024 Mazda MX-5 very much maintains its status as a highly desirable driver’s car with the introduction of some new design enhancement that include a new body and soft-top colours such as a new Aero Grey Metallic exterior colour, while the soft-top roadster is now available in beige.
Externally, the new Mazda MX-5 is now fitted with advanced LED headlights that blend seamlessly with the daytime running lights to improve overall visibility. In addition, the rear LED lights have been subtly redesigned.
A number of new safety and technology features are now fitted as standard, even for the entry-level Prime-Line model, which gets Lane Keep Assist that helps to keep the car in its lane. There is also Intelligent Speed Control, Intelligent Brake Assist, and updated traffic sign recognition which is now linked to the car’s navigation system. Improving the car’s handling and driver enjoyment is an enhanced stability system to give more precise responsiveness when cornering and accelerating.
Turning to the MX-5’s interior, the seats are now upholstered in a new material that prevents slippage during more dynamic driving. There is also a frameless rear-view mirror and increased size and functionality of the 8.8-inch touch-screen multimedia display, along with an updated driver’s instrument panel and two USB-C ports.
The new MX-5 still manages to retain its core values of being a perfectly balanced, agile and lightweight sports car that gives a thrilling driving experience. And should you wish to take your new MX-5 on a track day, the new Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-Track driving mode prioritises the driver by applying oversteer control only in the event of a dangerous spin that the driver is unable to correct. The system has been designed for first-time track drivers in mind, keeping the driver in control until the last second.
For more information on the new 2024 Mazda MX-5, please visit: www.mazda.co.uk.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Mazda UK