Pictures and details have been released for the 2009 Mazda MX-5. The pictures show a soft and hard top model of the roadster. On these models we can clearly see that the front end has been remodeled and it looks like they took a few design cues from the RX-8. You can also see a redesigned rear bumper and new taillights have been added.
The MX-5 is powered by either the 160 horsepower 2.0 liter or the 126 horsepower 1.8 liter engine. The 2.0 liter features valve and pistons springs that have been replaced with lower friction parts and an intake that has been remodeled to help provide more of an increase in power.
The six-speed manual is standard and is equipped with new synchronizers that help to smooth shifts. In Europe a six-speed auto box with manumatic shifting will be available for the very first time. The front suspension has been changed to provide more feedback through the steering wheel and the low-rolling resistance tires have been fitted with traction control and fitted at all four corners.
Both the soft and hard top models feature a new layer of sound insulation that help to reduce wind noise and allow passengers to enjoy the sweet sound from the Bose stereo and the Bluetooth system. There is also an auxiliary jack for MP3 players for those who have their own music preferences.
The 2009 MX-5 will be debuting this week during the Paris Motor Show.