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To help maintain its position as the worlds most popular roadster, the current Mazda MX-5 had to diversify its current offer. So it launched the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF, a roadster with a hardtop roof option. 

Recently, Mazda started production of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF retractable hardtop (known as Roadster RF in Japan) yesterday at Ujina Plant near its global headquarters in Hiroshima. 

Production began with models bound for North American and European markets, where sales launches begin from early 2017. In Japan, the MX-5 RF will go on sale later this year.

An extension of the MX-5 family, MX-5 RF features a unique fastback design and offers open-air feel.

Production of the MX-5 reached 1 million units on April 22 this year. The model is highly acclaimed, boasting over 280 automotive awards from around the world, including being the first vehicle to win World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year in the same year at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.



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