Published on April 19th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Mazda MX-5 RF Updated In Malaysia With Kinematic Posture Control

The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been updated for Malaysian buyers with new features.

Bermaz is giving sportscar fans an updated version of the Mazda MX-5 RF. The MX-5 RF is available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, both of which are mated to a 2.0L petrol engine with 181hp.

New for 2022 is the Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) feature, which applies the brakes slightly to the inner rear wheel when cornering under high G-force. This suppresses the tendency to roll when turning hard. KPC complement’s the MX-5’s already brilliant suspension system which generates anti-lift force at the rear when the brakes are applied.

Besides that, the 2022 Mazda MX-5 is still specced as it was in 2019, with Wireless Apple CarPlay, i-Activesense features, Adaptive LED Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Suport, Driver Attention Alert, and Lane Departure Warning System.

Here’s the press release with more.


The world’s most iconic two-door roadster, the Mazda MX-5 RF, is designed and engineered with Mazda’s human-centric development philosophy in pursuit to instill the joy of driving. Winner of the 2017 Red Dot Award winner for Best of the Best Design, the Mazda MX-5 RF represents Mazda’s unique “KODO: the Soul of Motion” design that features beautiful proportions, flowing lines, and dramatic contours that command a striking road presence.

A dynamic bond of Jinba-Ittai, the Japanese phrase that refers to the bond between driver and car. The driver-centric design and responsive handling of the Mazda MX-5 becomes a natural extension of one’s body that creates a unique and exhilarating relationship and experience.

The rear-wheel drive 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF comes equipped with Skyactiv-G 2.0 litre engine that delivers an inspiring 181 horsepower with a maximum speed of 220 km/h. The iconic roadster engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or quick-shifting automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters.

Mazda MX-5 rear light

The Mazda MX-5 RF is a pure driver’s car; well-balanced, lightweight, and an outstanding power-to-weight ratio that engages performance and nimble handling, enabling the driver to feel every ounce of driving enjoyment on the road.

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF variants have been enhanced with new technology features to further deepen the sense of connection between the driver and car. Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), equipped on both (AT) and (MT) variants, is a unique technology only available for the Mazda MX-5.

For ride comfort and stability, the MX-5’s rear suspension is designed to generate an “anti-lift” force that pulls the vehicle body down when the brakes are applied. KPC takes full advantage of the characteristics of this suspension and applies a slight brake to the inner rear wheel when cornering under conditions with high G-force, thereby suppressing roll and pulling the vehicle down to stabilize posture.

All other specification on the Mazda MX-5 RF remains unchanged, which includes Wireless Apple CarPlay™ and a host of i-Activsense safety features such Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF being CBU from Japan and comes standard with a Skyactiv-G 2.0L engine. The color line-up includes Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Polymetal Gray, Deep Crystal Blue and Jet Black; making a total of 6 colors available.

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF is now available with the selling price starts from RM 265,964.00 which inclusive of the 50% Sales Tax Reduction (SST) on CBU models and is valid till 30th June 2022.

All new Mazda vehicles comes with a 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive labour, parts and lubricants (except for Mazda BT50). Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage of period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000 km, whichever comes first with.

Variant2022 MAZDA MX-5 RF


2022 MAZDA MX-5 2.0L A/TRM 265,964.00 
2022 MAZDA MX-5 2.0L M/TRM 264,029.00 

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