All-new Mazda MX-5 priced from £18,495

Pricing for the new Mazda MX-5 has been released, with Mazda stating that the latest version of its legendary two-seat roadster will be priced between £18,495 and £23,295.

Orders for the new MX-5 are due to open this coming Monday, and first deliveries are due to start in the UK later this year after it makes its official debut at the Goodwood festival in June.

A choice of two SKYACTIV petrol engines will be available, alongside five trim levels which include the entry-level SE model, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and finally the range-topping Sport Nav trim.

Five trim levels available

Standard features are comprehensive, with every new MX-5 coming complete with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, air conditioning and a radio/CD player with phone connectivity.

SE-L models benefit from LED daytime running lights, cruise control and DAB digital radio, in addition to extra speakers, plus a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth integration.

The SE-L Nav trim gets all the same kit as SE, with the addition of sat-nav, while the Sport trim gets rear parking sensors, heated leather seats and keyless entry for a slightly higher price.

Finally, the range-topping Sport Nav comes with upgraded sports suspension, larger 17-inch alloy wheels and a limited slip differential, plus sat-nav and the option of a tan leather trim.

All MX-5 models with the sat-nav system come with three years’ worth of free European map upgrades, while an optional Safety Pack is available with blind spot monitoring, automatic high beams and other kit.

The lightest version of the MX-5 since the original, the all-new model is shorter, lower and wider than its predecessor, which Mazda says delivers an even more enjoyable drive than before.

Outfitted with a slick and assertive new exterior design, which was partly developed in conjunction with Fiat, Mazda says that the new MX-5 is “people-oriented” and “optimised for open-top driving”.

Power comes via a choice of two ultra-efficient SKYACTIV petrol engines, which buyers can choose with outputs of either 129bhp or a more powerful 158bhp.

Designed to be the best-driving version yet

This makes the new MX-5 the first model in its history to come with Mazda’s unique fuel-saving SKYACTIV tech, while its engines are linked to a slick and easy-shifting six-speed manual gearbox.

Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK’s managing director, said: “The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon and it embodies all that is great about our products.

“Its fun to drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for 25 years so there’s no better place to showcase the all-new MX-5 than in front the enthusiastic crowd at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”