The Mazda MX-5 2012 more cool and safe for pedestrians is updated in Japan

Awaited is the next generation of Mazda Roadster (Japan) Miata (U.S.) or MX-5, as we know it in Europe, which had hardly thought about the possibility of a pre-release last updated model will share development platform with the new Alfa Romeo roadster. But here he is again with an updated front and apparently more dynamic and in line with that seen in the new Mazda CX-5 or Takeri prototype that defines the features of future Mazda 6.

And if what we see is interesting, even more so are the details that remain hidden under the hood. This new Mazda MX-5 from today will be marketed in Japan, and know when they come to Europe, will be equipped with an active hood system for pedestrian protection by a pyrotechnic device ejects the lid slightly to cushion the shock if outrage. When raising the bonnet is higher deformable surface as is the possibility that the blow make the body of the pedestrian strikes the engine block.

It is certainly an important measure similar to what other manufacturers have already taken to ensure maximum protection of the downtrodden, a radical step for a roadster to remember that until 1998 was equipped with headlights, reviled in the industry for its dangerous precisely is struck.

Other enhancements available should be mentioned that the Mazda MX-5 has received a new set up of the gas and brake pedals for improved response and escalation of the first, and facilitate control and optimize the load distribution of the second with a braking easier to handle but also more powerful. Despite the integration of new systems as the active bonnet, weight reduction (which is expected to be very important in its successor) has been initiated with some lightened elements as the new front, new 17 “wheels with a spoke design lighter and the distribution of electronic and wiring.

Inside also has been refurbished with new finishes and coatings and color combinations of black fabric upholstery, leather and Alcantara.

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