Mazda MX-5: What's New for 2024?

The Mazda MX-5 is a timeless sports car that has been well-loved by many for almost 35 years. Since this 2 seater convertible first appeared on UK roads in 1990, the car has undergone several renovations. The current edition, the Mark 4, was launched 9 years ago and has had minimal changes since. However, Mazda has announced that the MX-5 will receive interior and exterior design enhancements, arriving in UK showrooms in March 2024. 

Exterior Design Changes​

For the first time since the launch of the current generation of the MX-5, the award-winning car will receive design changes to the exterior. The subtle changes include a new LED headlight design that now incorporates the daytime running lights and the rear LED lights have also been redesigned.

The 2024 MX-5 is also available with new choices of alloy wheels. This is to align with Mazda’s commitment to shedding unnecessary weight, as up to 32g of reduction has been achieved per alloy wheel. The focus on reducing the vehicle’s weight translates into enhanced handling and efficiency.

As well as this, a new paint colour option, Aero Grey, is to be introduced, increasing the number of options to 7. Aero Grey was first introduced in 2023 with the release of the latest Mazda2 model.​

Interior Changes

The MX-5 cabin has been upgraded, featuring a new larger central 8.8" infotainment screen, an updated gauge cluster and introduces USB-C ports. However, the 2024 Mazda MX-5 retains the same driver-focused cabin and driving position, while the Homura grade now features Recaro seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara.

Commenting on the 2024 Mazda MX-5, Mazda UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson said, “When it comes to driver engagement, the current generation MX-5 has established itself as a benchmark sports car, and with the 2024 Mazda MX-5 we continue to offer one of the most exciting and satisfying to drive cars money can buy.”

Adding, “Our engineers created a sports car that incorporates our ground-breaking Skyactiv technology, modern safety and superb efficiency with the driver-focused enjoyment for which the MX-5 is loved. The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon and embodies all that is great about our products. Mazda’s unceasing commitment to refining the vehicle over its 30-year history is highlighted again with the subtle but focused updates to the 2024 MX-5, which ensure this car continues to be an affordable, engaging, world-class sports car”.

The 2024 Mazda MX-5 is available to order now, arriving in dealerships from March onwards.