Mazda MX-5 Miata updated for 2023

By CARSIFU | 17 November 2022

LOS ANGELES: Mazda North America Operations today announces updates to the 2023 MX-5 Miata.

On sale this winter, the 2023 MX-5 Miata will give customers a new exterior paint colour option to choose from in Zircon Sand to help make their MX-5 their own.

All MX-5 Miata models have a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout, with a Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine delivering an inspiring 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 205Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm routed through a six-speed transmission.

The MX-5 Miata Sport and Club models are exclusively paired with a six-speed manual transmission and MX-5 Miata Grand Touring is offered in either a manual transmission or a quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The MX-5 Miata Club can also be specified with Brembo BBS Recaro package. The package includes Brembo front brakes with red-painted front and rear calipers, dark gunmetal 17-inch BBS forged wheels, and heated Recaro sport seats.

Added design features in this package include an aero kit with gloss black side sill extensions and rear bumper skirt.

The MX-5 Miata Club with Brembo BBS Recaro package is available in a black soft top or black roof RF, or retractable fastback. The MX-5 RF can open or close its roof in a notable 13 seconds by pushing a button, providing the MX-5 RF with the feel of both a sporty coupe and a stylish convertible.

The 2023 MX-5 will continue to feature the well-received and appreciated Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), a software-based suspension performance technology development by Mazda that manages different vehicle systems to help provide MX-5 with improved precision and confidence in high-g cornering.

While the rear suspension of the MX-5 already helps keep the vehicle planted when braking, KPC then applies a very slight brake to the inner rear wheel during high-g cornering.

This pulls down on that corner, suppressing body roll, and making steering response feel more linear through tight or rough corners. Slightly stronger braking is used when accelerating through a corner, enhancing the limited slip effect.

Prices in the United States vary from US$28,050 to US$38,550 depending on specifications.