Cars Mazda MX-5 RF

Published on April 19th, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez

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Mazda MX-5 gets upgraded with Kinematic Posture Control

The Mazda MX-5 is one of the most iconic roadsters in the world. There still are many fans of the MX-5 around the world, even for the older models. Mazda knows this and have been constantly updating the MX-5 with new features every now and then, even hinting that the roadster may be available as an electric vehicle soon. Now, the Mazda MX-5 RF in Malaysia is getting yet another upgrade with a new technology feature, Kinematic Posture Control.

Mazda MX-5 Kinematic Posture Control

The new Mazda MX-5 RF will still be powered by a Skyactiv-G 2.0 litre engine that outputs 181hp at a top speed of 220km/h, paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.

What’s new in the MX-5 RF is its Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) feature. Available for both manual and automatic, this new feature enables the roadster’s suspension to apply a slight brake to the inner rear wheel when cornering under high G-force. This stabilizes the vehicles overall posture while still being comfortable to drive.

Kinematic Posture Control

All other features on the original Mazda MX-5 RF are still available as standard, including Wireless Apple CarPlay (which was recently added), i-Activesense features like Adaptive LED Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Suport, Driver Attention Alert, and Lane Departure Warning System.

More information is available in the press release.

PRESS RELEASE

The world’s most iconic two-door roadster, the Mazda MX-5 RF, is designed and engineered with Mazda’s human-centric development philosophy in pursuit to instill the joy of driving. Winner of the 2017 Red Dot Award winner for Best of the Best Design, the Mazda MX-5 RF represents Mazda’s unique “KODO: the Soul of Motion” design that features beautiful proportions, flowing lines, and dramatic contours that command a striking road presence.

Mazda MX-5 Kinematic Posture Control

A dynamic bond of Jinba-Ittai, the Japanese phrase that refers to the bond between driver and car. The driver-centric design and responsive handling of the Mazda MX-5 becomes a natural extension of one’s body that creates a unique and exhilarating relationship and experience.

The rear-wheel drive 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF comes equipped with Skyactiv-G 2.0 litre engine that delivers an inspiring 181 horsepower with a maximum speed of 220 km/h. The iconic roadster engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or quick-shifting automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters.

Mazda MX-5 RF 2022

A dynamic bond of Jinba-Ittai, the Japanese phrase that refers to the bond between driver and car. The driver-centric design and responsive handling of the Mazda MX-5 becomes a natural extension of one’s body that creates a unique and exhilarating relationship and experience.

The rear-wheel drive 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF comes equipped with Skyactiv-G 2.0 litre engine that delivers an inspiring 181 horsepower with a maximum speed of 220 km/h. The iconic roadster engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or quick-shifting automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters.

The Mazda MX-5 RF is a pure driver’s car; well-balanced, lightweight, and an outstanding power-to-weight ratio that engages performance and nimble handling, enabling the driver to feel every ounce of driving enjoyment on the road.

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF variants have been enhanced with new technology features to further deepen the sense of connection between the driver and car. Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), equipped on both (AT) and (MT) variants, is a unique technology only available for the Mazda MX-5.

For ride comfort and stability, the MX-5’s rear suspension is designed to generate an “anti-lift” force that pulls the vehicle body down when the brakes are applied. KPC takes full advantage of the characteristics of this suspension and applies a slight brake to the inner rear wheel when cornering under conditions with high G-force, thereby suppressing roll and pulling the vehicle down to stabilize posture.

Kinematic Posture Control

All other specification on the Mazda MX-5 RF remains unchanged, which includes Wireless Apple CarPlay™ and a host of i-Activsense safety features such Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF being CBU from Japan and comes standard with a Skyactiv-G 2.0L engine. The color line-up includes Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Polymetal Gray, Deep Crystal Blue and Jet Black; making a total of 6 colors available.

Mazda MX-5 RF 2022

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF is now available with the selling price starts from RM 265,964.00 which inclusive of the 50% Sales Tax Reduction (SST) on CBU models and is valid till 30th June 2022.

All new Mazda vehicles comes with a 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive labour, parts and lubricants (except for Mazda BT50). Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage of period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000 km, whichever comes first with.

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