Mazda actually offered certain Mazda owners a chance to get "front of the line" access to the retractable fastback.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata may be the best-selling roadster of all-time, but the all-new, exclusive RF (Retractable Fastback) model won't be adding much to the iconic vehicle's total sales. The company just announced that only 50 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF models will be available to Canadians, and they're set to go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 26.

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is in many ways similar to the conventional MX-5, but adds a stylish automated hardtop roof that slopes toward the back of the vehicle. Mazda says its aimed at people who want a convertible, but may spend more of their time with the top up.

The Retractable Fastback is in many ways similar to the conventional MX-5, but adds a stylish new hardtop roof that slopes toward the back of the vehicle.

The fact that only a handful of them will be hitting the roads in Canada is all it will take to make this MX-5 highly sought after.

The limited RF model comes in two trims - GS and GT. The GS is for all intents and purposes the same vehicle as the non-RF MX-5 GT. It starts at $38,800, and can be outfitted with different options and packages. The Sport Package, for instance, adds 17-inch forged BBS wheels, Brembo front brakes, red painted calipers, and heated Recaro sport seats (trimmed in leather and Alcantara).

 

 

The MX-5 RF GT has an MSRP of $42,200, and includes features such as leather seats, a Bose audio system with nine speakers (including headrest speakers, which sound outstanding), automatic climate control, and safety features that include a lane departure warning system and high beam control.

Mazda actually offered certain owners a chance to get "front of the line" access to the MX-5 RF. If there are still units available, the aforementioned sale to the general public commences in just a few days.

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF was first shown at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, and was met with acclaim. It features Mazda's Skyactiv 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, which is good for 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. It comes in only one colour - the Machine Grey shown in the gallery attached to this story.

Source: Mazda

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