The evolution of Jinba Ittai

The intuitive relationship between car and driver can be felt in the ultra-responsive handling of the Mazda MX-5. The new generation has experienced a significant weight loss, yet an increased sense of rigidity. An enhanced feeling of balance and control is a result of perfect 50:50 front-rear weight distribution. With a lowered centre of gravity and the engine brought closer to the vehicle’s centre, you’ll experience responsiveness and stability resulting in the purest embodiment of Jinba Ittai yet. The car becomes a true extension of the driver, responding with innate agility to every command.


Developed to offer driving pleasure in all conditions, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine delivers maximum power of 118kW and torque of 200Nm, with an impressive fuel economy of 6.7L/100km. The reduced weight and greater combustion efficiency means the driver gets an engine they can always count on in the high RPM range.


The new Mazda MX-5’s SKYACTIV-BODY is assembled with materials explicitly selected to keep it light yet rigid. Constructed from a combination of ultra-high tensile steel and high-strength aluminium, the body is designed with integrity to be strong without bulk. The high-strength SKYACTIV-BODY is engineered to minimise harm in the event of a collision. Front airbags for both passengers come as standard, and side airbags with head protecting cells safeguard against impact even with the top down.