We already knew that the Mazda MX-5 was going to cool off to tackle 2022 looking good and now we’ve gotten to know the details of the best-selling two-seater roadster ever which will arrive in early 2022 with interesting equipment and technology news.
In the first place, the incorporation of the new Kinematic Position Control (KPC). Developed exclusively for the Mazda MX-5, the system recognizes a speed difference between the rear wheels when cornering, lightly applying the brake on the inner wheel.
This prevents wheel lift, improving the vehicle’s multi-link rear suspension characteristics and suppressing body roll. In short, the KPC helps to maintain the stability of the carespecially in slow curves with high G-forces and on rough roads, which contributes to increased safety and allows the driver to enjoy greater peace of mind and fun at the wheel. The KPC does not add weight to the vehicle and will be offered as standard across the entire 2022 range.
But in addition, the launch of the 2022 range will be accompanied by the new special version Blue Cap Edition. Available in Soft Top bodywork and associated with the mechanics 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G 184 hp With manual transmission, it combines a navy blue soft top with a unique Terracotta leather interior, and will be available in three exterior body colors: Jet Black and Artic White and Platinum Quartz.
This version will also have a high level of safety equipment. In addition to the aforementioned Kinematic Position Control (KPC), other elements such as the Self-locking Differential, the Advanced Front City Brake Assistance System (SCBS) with pedestrian recognition, the Rear Traffic Detector (RCTA), the System Lane Departure Warning (LDWS) or Traffic Sign Recognition.
The Mazda MX-5 2022 will arrive at the official dealerships of the brand starting next January and will have a price that starts from the 28,785 euros corresponding to the Mazda MX-5 1.5 l. Skyactiv-G 132 CV MT Origin.
Although unfortunately they will not reach our market, you should know that in Japan the 990S special edition which was featured at a local event in late October. It starts with the access trim level and has 16-inch RAYS forged wheels to reduce about 800 grams in each corner, which means a 3.2 kilogram diet. Mazda equips the car with ventilated Brembo discs with four-piston calipers finished in black with blue lettering on the front axle and black calipers at the rear.
As the name suggests, this model tips the scales at 990 kilograms, so it only weighs 30 kg more than the MX-5 NA from 1989.
Source | Mazda