For those in the know when it comes to sports car performance enhancing features, the iconic Mazda MX-5 now features Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) - to improve the MX-5’s already outstanding road holding. Additionally, a sports performance MX-5 Roadster GT model with six-speed manual transmission has been added to the model range.

The new MX-5 Roadster GT

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The MX-5 Roadster GT model features a host of groovy new performance dream car features like Bilstein Sports Suspension Dampers, Brembo Front Brakes with Red Callipers, Front Suspension Tower Brace Bar as well as eye-catching 17-inch Gunmetal BBS Forged Alloy Wheels with 205/45 Tyres to complete the package.

After more than three decades, the Mazda MX-5’s direct response, ultra-crisp shifting and perfectly balanced front-engine, rear wheel drive layout and snug interior that puts the driver at one with the car has been further enhanced.

New technology

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To enhance the Jinba Ittai connection, Mazda has added Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), a new technology developed exclusively for the MX-5. The system recognises a difference in speeds between the back wheels while cornering, lightly applying the brakes on the inner wheel. This prevents lift, enhancing the characteristics of the MX-5’s rear multi-link suspension and supressing body roll.

In short, KPC stabilises the car, especially during hard cornering with high G-forces and on rough roads, making the MX-5’s already legendary handling that much better while also improving comfort. KPC, which adds no weight whatsoever to the car, will be standard equipment on all 2022 MX-5 Roadster soft-top and the retractable fastback, RF models.

Mazda MX-5 RF Limited 2022

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The AA recently had the opportunity to test drive the Mazda MX-5 RF Limited six-speed automatic, which certainly turned heads when driving it around Auckland city. Plus, most importantly left us with a huge smile of our faces. Click here to read about what we thought.

A new Platinum Quartz Metallic exterior colour – which unites an elegant silky white with quartz-like translucency has also been added to the range.

The new 2022 Mazda MX-5 range recommended retail price

MX-5 Roadster GT and MX-5 RF Limited six-speed manual: $54,990* + ORC

MX-5 RF Limited six-speed automatic: $56,490* + ORC

*$300 surcharge for Soul Red Crystal and Machine Grey Metallic Paint Colours.

Price correct at time of date published.

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