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Published on July 8th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets Mid-Cycle Improvements

This is the refreshed Mazda MX-5 or better know as the Miata. It is a midlife facelift and come with a new front end that looks similar to the one on the hugel popular CX-5 SUV. The MX-5 Miata won’t just receive tweaks to its looks. In addition, it has a new pedestrian safety feature and its performance has been improved quite a bit. The new MX-5 front end gets a more pointed black mesh grille, while the foglight housings and lip spoiler, resulting to a vehicle that is sleeker and sportier. Customers who want the power-retractable hardtop will be getting new 17-inch wheels while Dolphin Gray Mica is the replacement of Metropolitan Gray Mica as a color option. Buyers can also choose a tan interior option. In addition, Mazda differentiated its hardtop models from the soft-top ones.

The soft top variant gets black-tinted headlights. Meanwhile, the wheels are dark gray, while the interior door handles get a black treatment, and the gauge surrounds have a dark gray finish. All of the accent pieces of the hardtop version are painted in silver rather than a darker shade. The powerplant didn’t get modifications. Instead, Mazda retuned the ECU on the manual transmission MX-5 to provide a more linear throttle response.

Changes could also be seen on the braking performance with the brake booster changed to offer a higher performance on the roadster. The MX-5 will be powered by the redesigned 17-inch wheels, new front bumper, and wiring harness. Most notable of all the new features on the 2013 MX-5 however is the Active Bonnet. If the vehicle detects a frontal impact under certain conditions, the rear edge of the hood will prop up so that more space is created between the hood and engine compartment. Mazda is betting on this change to lessen the risk of injury if a pedestrian is hit by the car.


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