Convenience and Equipment

The new Mazda MX-5 facelift has enhanced small-item storage, and new features and equipment that make the car easy to use. The storage tray in front of the shift lever is now large enough to hold a cell phone or MP3 player, and a rubber mat keeps stored items in place. The console's two cupholders now have a new removable partition that allows the use of either two cupholders or one large storage space, and rubber mats for better support and rattling noise prevention. New door pockets are introduced as well. Three practical storage boxes behind the seats (one box in the Roadster Coupe) are carried over from the original model.

Depending on market and grade, the Mazda MX-5 facelift has a long list of standard equipment: front airbags with passenger airbag deactivation, side airbags that help protect the thorax and the head, DSC with a switch-off function, traction control (TCS), Xenon headlamps, alloy wheels, alloy pedals and footrest, an aero board wind-blocker, heated glass rear window, remote central locking, a new seven-speaker premium Bose audio system, steering-wheel audio controls, climate control with special top-down functions, five-step seat heating, a leather steering wheel and gear shift knob, and newly introduced cruise control.

Added to these are new optional features (depending on market and grade), like Recaro sports seats and a Bluetooth phone system with voice recognition for hands free telephoning, which automatically mutes audio output during phone calls.

Premium Bose Audio System

Bose and Mazda worked together to develop a refined premium audio system exclusively for the Mazda MX-5 facelift. It uses seven speakers, digital sound processing and six equalizer channels, two more than the previous system. Almost every speaker is now addressed by an individual equalizer channel which allows very precise sound tuning.

The new Bose system also uses crossover technology to differentiate each speaker's respective frequency range. The result is a more clearly defined, well-balanced sound free of distortion, even at high volume levels.

AudioPilot2 noise compensation technology automatically adjusts the sound to current driving conditions. While the previous AudioPilot compensated only interior noise, AudioPilot2 works more precisely by adjusting to both interior noise and vehicle speed.

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