2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata Unveiled with Mechanical and Design Upgrades

Mazda has revealed the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster, marking the ninth year of production for the current ND generation. The latest model, known as the “ND3” generation, comes with notable mechanical and design upgrades, maintaining its reputation as a reliable and spirited roadster.

Under the hood, all models continue to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine generating 181hp and 205Nm of torque. The Sport and Club trims come with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Grand Touring trims offer a six-speed automatic as an option. The 2024 model year introduces enhancements to the electric power-assisted steering system, including a revised rack for reduced friction and improved on-centre feeling during cornering.

In terms of design, subtle tweaks include new LED daytime running lights in the headlight units, updated LED taillights, and fresh multi-spoke wheel designs. The colour palette now features Snowflake White Pearl, Zircon Sand Metallic, and a new Aero Gray shade, each available for an additional $450 (RM2,127) charge, along with Machine Grey Metallic or Soul Red Crystal Metallic for $595 (RM2,812).

Mechanical upgrades include a new asymmetric conical clutch limited-slip differential for Club and Grand Touring trims, offering improved stability during cornering. The Club models also introduce a “DSC-Track” mode, elevating the dynamic stability control system’s threshold.

Inside, the ND3 Miata boasts additional centre console padding, an enlarged 8.8-inch infotainment screen with touch functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a new Amazon Alexa voice-activated assistant for hands-free commands. The gauge cluster receives a revision for improved readability.

A notable option for Club models is the $4,800 (RM22,692) Brembo BBS Recaro package, which includes a gloss black aero kit, Brembo brakes, gunmetal grey 17-inch BBS forged wheels, and heated Recaro sport seats.

The 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata lineup sees a modest price increase, with the base Sport trim starting at $30,150 (RM142,534) and the fully-equipped RF Club trim reaching $41,375 (RM195,600), before options. Mazda anticipates the updated model year to be available sometime in March.

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