So, just as we were in the midst of planning what to devour for lunch while scrolling down our Facebook News Feed, we came across a couple of pictures of the Mazda MX-5 RF.
Upon having a closer look at the pictures, we realized that they were actually taken in Mazda Malaysia’s showroom in Glenmarie.
Yes, our dear MX-5 fans! The RF has discreetly made its way to Malaysia and it can mean only one thing – it is going to be launched here very soon.
Upon having a word with our friend Ivan Khong who spotted the car and the guys at Autofreaks.my who also tipped us about the spotting, we came to know that the RF, which is basically the MX-5 with a retractable hard top, will be offered here with price starting from an estimated RM245,000, which is about RM20,000 more than the soft-top.
Globally, the MX-5 is available with either a 1.5-litre or a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G engine. For the Malaysian market, we only get the latter.
While the soft-topped version is available only with an automatic transmission, the local models of the MX-5 RF will get a choice of 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
*Pics by Ivan Khong