Mazda dazzles the Big Apple with slick MX-5 retractable fastback

Mazda MX-5 RFMazda is growing the fourth-generation MX-5 family with the world premiere of the all-new MX-5 RF. The already sharp, aggressive gen-four MX-5 is extra slick in RF spec, adding a smooth, dropping roofline to its sporty body. The push-button retractable hard-top and rear window give MX-5 drivers a new path for letting in the rush of fresh air.
Unlike past MX-5 retractable hard-tops, which relied on powered folding hard tops that tucked away neatly into the flat rear, the MX-5 RF features a new system designed around a sporty, coupe-like roofline. At the push of a button the rollbar-style rear roof lifts up to accommodate the retracting roof panel. It's similar to the system on Porsche's 911 Targa models, albeit with a hard panel instead of a soft top.
The new system doesn't affect trunk space, letting you drop the same amount of cargo in back as in the soft-top. It can be operated at speeds up to 6 mph (10 km/h), and the rear window can also be lowered to enhance the open-air experience inside.
With its sharp eyes, dropping hood, flowing curves and creased rear-end, the new MX-5 already looks extra sporty and aggressive compared to models of Mazda Miata past, and we'd say the RF design brings it up to a new level. The sharply dropping roof melds cleanly into the muscular rear haunches, giving the latest MX-5 a renewed sense of power and speed that exists with the top up or down.
Mazda dazzles the Big Apple with slick MX-5 retractable fastback Mazda dazzles the Big Apple with slick MX-5 retractable fastback Reviewed by HamzaBashir Ahmad on 11:49:00 Rating: 5