North American Consumers Surprised by Early Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Arrival

December 22nd, 2016 by

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Drivers across the U.S. are enjoying a brand new Mazda model two months ahead of schedule! The new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF arrival took North American consumers by surprise in late November, hitting dealerships a full two months early due to changes in the vehicle’s original production schedule.

First Delivery!

The very first North American customer to receive delivery of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF was Dave Putter. He received the keys to his new car at the Los Angeles Auto Show—given to him onstage by Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Masahiro Moro. The next day, Putter picked up his brand-new Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition at Huntington Beach Mazda and headed down the open road for the inaugural voyage.

Putter was one of the first customers to order a Launch Edition model. Only 1,000 were offered, and he beat the crowds by placing his order back in October. The new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition is his 16th Mazda vehicle to date and the eighth MX-5 Miata in Putter’s personal collection.

Other new Mazda MX-5 RFs have been arriving in the U.S. throughout December. A wide scale release of the vehicles will take place throughout the winter and into spring 2017.

About the New Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

This very first Mazda MX-5 RF, or “Retractable Fastback”, features a power-operated top that can fully open or close in just 13 seconds. The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF gives drivers the open-air experience they crave while featuring a coupe-like design and high-end amenities.

Powering this sleek new model is a 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G engine that comes mated to either a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is offered exclusively in Club and Grand Touring trims with pricing starting at $31,555 MSRP*.

Reserve Yours Now!

For more information about the upcoming general release of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF or for preordering information, visit the team at Biggers Mazda. We can also show you through our inventory of currently available Mazda models and get you behind the wheel to test drive your favorites. Come in and see us or contact us today!


*MSRP excludes taxes, title, license fees and $835 destination (Alaksa $880). Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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