2018 Mazda MX-5 enhanced for better refinement and dynamics

Mazda’s joyous little roadster has been tweaked and updated, resulting in the 2018 Mazda MX-5. The ND series is selling comfortably at 193 units to the end of February, but these tweaks are sure to enhance the sports car’s appeal further.

Headlining the changes are suspension enhancements, with upper link bushings now sitting lower and longer bump stops for a more refined ride. Additional sound-deadening over the transmission tunnel and more insulation for the soft-top aim to reduce NVH, as well as dash insulation and more attention paid to gaps that might create noise paths. Noise and vibraiton around the rear wheel housings has been seen-to as well.

Mazda Australia‘s Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi says:

“The MX-5 carries a promise of fun, and the upgraded fourth generation model certainly upholds this.The enhancements and added equipment are another phase in its constant evolution, which is testament to Mazda’s endless pursuit of achieving driving pleasure.”

The safety package has been enhanced with lane depature warning, adaptive LED headlamps that control the direction of light and improve visibility, says Mazda. New Colours include Soul Crystal Red and Machine Grey Metalliac, with bright aluminium finish now available for the 16-inch wheel equipped 1.5L Roadster GT model.

These revisions don’t come at substantially increased price, particularly in the case of the entry- 1.5 Roadster manual which still opens at $33,340 before on-road costs. Have a look below the gallery for the revised pricing.

1.5L Soft-top Roadster 6MT


1.5L Soft-top Roadster 6AT


1.5L Soft-top Roadster GT 6MT


1.5L Soft-top Roadster GT 6AT


2L Soft-top Roadster 6MT


2L Soft-top Roadster 6AT


2L Soft-top Roadster GT 6MT


2L Soft-top Roadster GT 6AT










2L RF GT Black roof 6MT


2L RF GT Black roof 6AT


2L RF Limited Edition6MT