NEW FOR 2012:

– Electronic stability control standard on all models
– Power retractable hardtop standard on GS models
– New SV trim package
– Exterior colour: Metropolitan Grey Mica discontinued

For 2012, the Mazda MX-5 now has electronic stability control on all models; previously it was unavailable on the base GX. The power retractable hardtop is added as standard equipment to the GS. A new SV trim package can be added to the GX that adds automatic air conditioning, 17-inch wheels and unique trim colours.

Originally known as the Miata, the MX-5 uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that comes with a five-speed manual on the GX, and a six-speed manual on the GS and GT. All can be optioned to a six-speed automatic with manual shift mode that includes paddle shifters on the GS and GT.

The GX comes with a black vinyl roof, while the GS and GT come with a power retractable hardtop.

Features on the GX include 16-inch alloy wheels, vinyl top with glass rear window and electric rear defogger, power mirrors, intermittent wipers, fog lights, black seatback bars, CD/MP3/WMA stereo with auxiliary input, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, power locks with keyless entry, auto-down windows, floor mats, reclining cloth seats, anti-theft alarm, and locking glovebox. Air conditioning is available as an option.

The GS adds 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control, sport suspension with Bilstein shocks, limited-slip differential, power retractable hardtop, mesh grille with chrome trim, silver seatback bars, premium dash trim, driver’s seat height adjuster, exterior temperature gauge, and trip computer.

The GT adds xenon headlamps, six-CD Bose stereo, Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, intelligent key with keyless start, and heated adjustable leather seats.

An SV Package can be added to the GX that adds 17-inch gun metal alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, Velocity Red Mica exterior, Brilliant Black power-retractable hardtop, mirrors and roll bar trim, black leather-trimmed seats with sand stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel with piano black and sand trim, piano black decoration panel, alloy pedals, external temperature gauge and trip computer.

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