Mazda Canada Announces Pricing for 2019 MX-5 Models
Mazda Canada has announced pricing for its 2019 MX-5 models which go on sales later this summer in Canada.
The 2019 MX-5 and MX-5 RF will start at $32,900.
Along with an upgraded SkyActive-G 2.0 litre engine, other updates to the MX-5 models include:
- An aluminum steering column to save weight versus the previous steel unit
- A new, standard rearview camera
- Standard Smart City Brake Support low-speed automatic emergency braking
- Available Traffic Sign Recognition
- An available brown soft top for MX-5 GT models
In addition to the new 2.0L engine, the 2019 MX-5 GS also receives upgrades in the safety department with standard Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), High Beam Control System (HBC), and a wide-angle rear view camera. Other new standard features include telescoping steering wheel, seven-inch touchscreen display with Mazda Connect infotainment system and HMI Commander, HD radio, and navigation-ready functionality (requires SD card accessory). Standard equipment carried over from the 2018 MX-5 GX includes push-button start, air conditioning, advanced keyless entry system, LED headlights and rear combination lights, automatic on/off headlights, auto leveling headlights, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The new mid-range MX-5 carries the GS-P moniker and will appeal to the enthusiast buyer, with standard sport suspension with Bilstein® shock absorbers, limited slip differential, strut tower bar, and 17-inch black metallic alloy wheels. A Bose premium audio system is now standard in the mid-range GS-P and features nine speakers with AudioPilot 2 noise compensation technology (including driver and passenger headrest speakers, and subwoofer), along with navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle, heated exterior mirrors, and LED daytime running lights (DRL). The interior features black cloth upholstery with red stitching, and three-position seat heaters.
The GS-P model has an available Sport Package, which includes black 17-inch BBS forged wheels, Brembo front brakes, red painted front and rear brake callipers, and Recaro sport seats (Nappa leather and Alcantara trimmed).
The MX-5 GT continues to be the top of the range and adds to the GS-P equipment with automatic climate control, auto-dimming rear view mirror, HomeLink wireless control system, 4.6-inch multi-information colour display in gauge cluster, SiriusXM satellite radio, black leather seating with KODO stitching, convertible top cloth liner, Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR), and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS).
Options for the MX-5 GT include a Dark Cherry cloth soft-folding convertible top, a new brown soft-top option, and Chroma Brown Nappa leather seats with KODO stitching.
The two-trim strategy for the 2019 MX-5 RF carries over from 2018 and starts with the newly-named GS-P model. Standard features and options mimic the 2019 MX-5 soft-top model, with the exception of the 4.6-inch colour MID which is standard on the MX-5 RF. The 2019 MX-5 RF GS-P also includes the availability of the Sport Package.
With no soft-top colour options available, things take a different path with the GT trim level. The MX-5 RF GT gives buyers a chance to differentiate their car with the available Exclusive Package or Grand Sport Package (manual transmission only).
The Exclusive Package adds some colour contrast inside and out with a unique piano black hard top, and Chroma Brown Nappa leather seating with KODO stitching. The Grand Sport Package includes these features as well and takes it a step further by adding the 17-inch BBS® forged wheels and Brembo front brakes from the GS-P Sport Package.
All 2019 MX-5s come standard in Canada with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, now producing 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. That represents an increase of 26 horsepower and 3 lb.-ft .of torque over the previous model. Thanks to a host of internal improvements, including lighter pistons and rods and a larger throttle, MX-5’s engine produces more torque throughout its rev range and enjoys a 700-rpm higher redline for the new model year.
The new engine comes paired to either a standard SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode and Drive selection switch, available at no additional cost. GS-P and GT models with the automatic transmission also include paddle shifters.
MSRP1 for all models is as follows:
|Chroma Brown Nappa||$400||$400||N/A||N/A|
|Dark Cherry convertible||$400||$400||N/A||N/A|
|Grand Sport Package||N/A||N/A||$3,600||N/A|
Premium exterior colors:
|Snowflake White Pearl||$200|
|Machine Grey Metallic||$300|
|Soul Red Crystal Metallic||$450|