The new trim GT Sport Tech trim level is offered on both the fabric-topped Convertible and hard-top Retractable Fastback (RF) variants and is available exclusively with the MX-5’s most potent engine — a 181bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit.
Key elements of this new grade include its 17-inch BBS alloy wheels and burgundy Nappa leather seats.
Mazda has also made slight changes elsewhere in the line-up – namely to enhance safety. All but the entry-level SE-L versions now feature autonomous emergency braking which is able to spot potential hazards at both the front and rear of the car, lane departure warning, a driver monitoring system and traffic sign recognition.
Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech versions also benefit from blind spot monitoring, adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera.
Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK managing director, said: “When it comes to driver engagement, the current generation MX-5 has already established itself as a benchmark sports car, and with the 2020 Mazda MX-5 we continue to offer one of the most exciting and satisfying to drive cars money can buy.See Available MX-5 Deals
“The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon and it embodies all that is great about our products. Its fun to drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for 30 years and the 2020 model continues this unswerving dedication to delivering an affordable, engaging, world-class sports car.”
The 2020 Mazda MX-5 is available from £23,795, though the GT Sport Tech will set you back £29,895. It’s on sale now, with first deliveries expected from February.