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Mazda upgrades MX-5

Mazda has upgraded its MX-5 sportscar with new safety features, updated driving response features and subtle exterior and interior design touches.

The new model will go on sale later this year and Mazda is hoping to keep interest ticking over for the popular MX-5 as dealers wait for the next-generation model which isn’t likely to hit showrooms until 2014.

The latest MX-5 will feature a new front bumper, a new dolphin grey mica paint finish option, new interior panel décor and revised throttle pedal actuation on manual transmission models “to increase the feeling of linear acceleration and give the driver more control when accelerating from lower speeds”.

The new model introduces Mazda’s new ‘active bonnet’ pedestrian protection system which automatically raises the trailing edge of the bonnet if a pedestrian impact is detected. This action provides immediate space under the bonnet to absorb impact energy and soften the blow.

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