Face-lifted Mazda MX-5 details

* New look * Cleaner engines * Tweaked chassis...

Face-lifted Mazda MX-5 details

The face-lifted Mazda MX-5 will cost from 16,345 when it goes on sale in April - 205 less than the outgoing model.

It has a mildly redesigned front and rear, and a lightly restyled interior.

Power outputs from the petrol engines remain the same. There is a 125bhp 1.8-litre and a 158bhp 2.0-litre.

The lower-powered unit emits 167g/km of CO2, down from 174g/km before. The 2.0-litre engine emits 177g/km of CO2, down from 183g/km.

Cars with the six-speed manual gearbox come with a system called an Induction Sound Enhancer, which Mazda says makes the engine sound more exciting.

The chassis has also been tweaked to improve the car's handling.

Buyers of the 2.0-litre car also have the option of a six-speed paddle-shift auto called Powershift.

The folding hard-top Roadster Coupe now costs from 18,345 and gets a different grille to differentiate it from the roadster.