Just this week Mazda hit a new milestone, producing its one millionth unit of the Mazda MX-5 Miata after 27 years of production. The sporty roadster draws praise from every corner of the auto world, with its lightweight chassis and go-kart like handling that makes driving it such a thrill. It has a beautiful, award-winning exterior design with svelte curves all over. There's no such thing as a bad angle with this vehicle, and now, the MX-5 is going another step further —just when we thought that wasn't even possible — by offering a
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Here are some key highlights of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
- Drivers simply press a button to retract the top, which opens in 12 seconds and can be performed at speeds up to 6 mph.
targaroof is expected to add a little over 100 pounds to the Miata, but given how well-balanced, and proportionate the current model is, it's hard to imagine this will detract from handling all that much.
- The designers have managed to keep the exact same trunk space in the RF model, so it will retain the 4.6 cubic feet cargo cubby.
- Looking at the previous generation's hardtop pricing, we expect the RF variant to add about $2,000 to the MX-5's base price.
- The drivetrain will remain unchanged, with the standard 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder, producing 155 hp, paired either to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Mazda stated that it will begin taking pre-orders on the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF this summer, with the first models being delivered later this year.