Mazda MX-5 RF from Under $40K in Australia

Mazda has announced official pricing for its RF range in Australia and all models will get the same 2.0-litre engine.

The Mazda RF (Retractable Fastback), the super-stylish hardtop version of the all-new MX-5, will hit Australian showrooms on February 1, 2017 and prices will start from $38,550 (plus on-road costs), Mazda has confirmed.

Announcing the pricing points, Mazda also revealed that the RF will be available in three model grades in Australia: RF; RF GT; and RF GT Black Roof. All three models will be fitted with the same 118kW/200Nm 2.0-litre engine, which can be coupled with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

At the start of the Retractable Fastback range is the regular RF fitted with a six-speed manual transmission for $38,550 (plus on-road costs). It features LED headlights with adaptive front lighting; a 4.6-inch colour touch-screen; cloth seat trim and a leather finished steering wheel and gear lever – all of which are standard across the range.

If you want the regular RF with an automatic transmission then expect to add an extra $2,00 to the base price.

The base model RF, with its $38,550 price tag, represents a circa-$6,500 hike on the entry-level Roadster equivalent.


Next up is the RF GT, which will be priced at $43,890 for the manual and $45,890 for the automatic. For the extra money you’ll get a nine-speaker BOSE stereo system with integrated headrest speakers; heated seats; and LED tail-lights.

Topping the range is the RF GT Black Roof, which, as you may have guessed, boasts a black roof, but a hand-painted black roof at that. There’s also a Nappa leather interior trim and

It should be noted that the RF range isn’t available in the soft-top’s ‘Meteor Grey Mica’ paint, but buyers will get a new ‘Machine Grey Metallic’ instead.

Here’s a list of the prices for the entire 2017 MAZDA MX-5 RF range Down Under (exc. on-road costs):

RF 6sp manual – Cloth trim – $38,550
RF 6sp automatic – Cloth trim – $40,550
RF GT 6sp manual – Black or Tan leather trim – $43,890
RF GT 6sp automatic – Black or Tan leather trim – $45,890
RF GT Black Roof (BR) – 6sp manual – Nappa leather – $44,890
RF GT Black Roof (BR) – 6sp automatic – Nappa leather – $46,890

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