The all-new Mazda MX-5 RF has been named Roadster of the Year by Auto Express in their annual awards. With the MX-5 convertible having taken the title for the last two years, the current generation of MX-5 has claimed this coveted title at the Auto Express New Car Awards for the third year in succession.
Commenting on the MX-5 RF’s success, Auto Express Chief Reviewer, Sean Carson said, “The MX-5 RF broadens the iconic roadster’s appeal, offering buyers even more choice. With the same great line-up of responsive 1.5 and 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engines and a beautifully involving six-speed manual gearbox, it’s a joy to drive. Plus, the flying buttresses behind the folding metal hard-top deliver supercar-like styling that ensures the RF has the style to match the thrills on offer from the communicative rear-wheel drive chassis. A classy cabin, plus the versatility and refinement from the new roof, round off a convincing package that offers usability and performance at an affordable price.”
Designed to offer a new dimension of open-top driving fun, while at the same time staying true to the underlying principle of the previous generation MX-5 retractable hardtop, the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF’s ‘fastback’ styling gives it a unique appearance roof up or down, broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car.