Wednesday, July 28, 2021
News Updates Announced for the 2020 Mazda MX-5

Updates Announced for the 2020 Mazda MX-5

The base trim level gets the most upgrades.


  • 2020 Mazda MX-5 gets 17-inch alloy wheels across all trim levels
  • New red leather upholstery and grey soft top among available options
  • Pricing starts at $33,100 in Canada, on sale in February

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 will arrive in Canadian dealerships in February, and the Japanese automaker has just announced what changes are in store for its iconic sports car.

First of all, the base MX-5 GS receives 17-inch black metallic alloy wheels, ditching the 2019 model’s 16-inchers. It also gets leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle, which was previously reserved for the GS-P and GT trims.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Gets Brake Regeneration - It’s Not A Hybrid

As before, the 2020 Mazda MX-5 includes a seven-inch infotainment screen, six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, an intelligent key system, rain-sensing wipers blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Smart City Brake Support, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.

Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 GS-P and GT can now be had in Mazda’s Polymetal Grey paint colour for an extra charge. In addition, the GT benefits from an optional Grey soft top—replacing last year’s Dark Cherry top—and available red Nappa leather upholstery. A black soft top is standard, while a brown one also optional. The MX-5 GT picks up black and stainless steel door sill plates as well as SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link services with a five-year subscription.

The same changes apply to the 2020 Mazda MX-5 RF, available in GS-P and GT trim, which also offers option groups such as the Exclusive Package (piano black roof, Nappa leather) and Grand Sport Package (piano black roof and mirror caps, Chroma Brown Nappa leather, Brembo front brakes with red painted callipers, 17-inch BBS dark-finish wheels).

All MX-5 variants now wear updated badging with the brand’s new fonts, and the car gets Mazda’s new key fob design as well.

Mazda MX-5

No changes will take place underhood. The MX-5 is still equipped with a naturally aspirated, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard, while a six-speed automatic is a no-cost option. For now, North-American variants of the MX-5 won’t be getting the i-ELOOP brake regeneration system that will be available in Europe.

Here’s the pricing breakdown for the 2020 Mazda MX-5. Note that GS and GS-P MSRPs increased by $200 compared to the 2019 model, and GT prices increased by $250.

GS $33,100
GS-P $37,100
GS-P RF $40,100
GT $40,150
GT RF $43,150
Freight and delivery charges: $1,850

Automatic transmission (all trims): no charge
Red leather (GT, not available with brown roof): $400
Brown soft top (GT, with black or tan leather only): $400
Grey soft top (GT, with black or red leather only): $400
Polymetal Grey Metallic (GS-P, GT): $200
Snowflake White Pearl (all trims): $200
Machine Grey Metallic (all trims): $200
Soul Red Crystal Metallic (all trims) : $200

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