Update: Mazda MX-5 RF Coming to SA in 2017 (Video)

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Mazda has started production of its retractable fastback version of the legendary MX-5 roadster, and it's coming to South Africa!

Mazda’s iconic and much loved MX-5 roadster will now feature a fastback design incorporating a three-piece electrically retractable roof, which will soon stand alongside the fabric roof version.

Production of the new MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) commenced this month at Mazda’s Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. The MX-5 RF will go on sale in Japan before the end of the year and will also be exported to Europe and North America, with sales starting in early 2017.

South African MX-5 fans can expect to see the RF on local soil in the first half of 2017.

The MX-5 is a successful model for Mazda, having won more than 280 accolades worldwide. The current fourth-generation MX-5 scooped the 2016 World Car of the Year and 2016 World Car Design of the Year and has also been nominated in the Fun Car category of the annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank.

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Watch how the Mazda MX-5 RF drops its roof in the video below!

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