Mazda MX-5 RF facelift launched; now with BSM, RCTA, Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Jerrica · Mar 2, 2020 09:13 PM

2020 Mazda MX-5 RF facelift launched

In line with Mazda’s centenary celebrations, Bermaz Motors has also opened the books for the new 2020 Mazda MX-5 RF facelift, alongside the Mazda CX-9 and Mazda2. CBU from Japan, the new MX-5 RF now comes with new gadgets and safety systems with an asking price of RM 266,154.

2020 Mazda MX-5 RF facelift badge

On the outside, the MX-5 RF received minimal changes with only an updated Mazda badging and fonts design to show.

2020 Mazda MX-5 RF interior

Tech lovers would be happy to know that the MX-5 RF’s Mazda Connect Infotainment display has been updated with conveniences like Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

2020 Mazda MX-5 rear end

Mazda has also added a number of safety systems to the MX-5 RF’s i-Activesense safety features. So now the sports car boasts features like Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, and Driver Attention Alert added on to the existing systems.

2020 Mazda MX-5 RF front quarter view

There is even Isofix mounts added to the passenger seat along with airbag cut-off function for more convenience.

Under the hood, the MX-5 RF is still powered by the Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre engine that produces 184 PS at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm at 4,000 rpm. 2 transmissions are on offer a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual transmission.



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