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Mazda MX-5 2020 teased: Update inbound for popular sports car

The MX-5 was last updated in September last year, with a punchier 2.0-litre engine ushered in, among other upgrades.

Mazda Australia has confirmed that an update for its MX-5 sports car is in the works, although no details on it have been released at this time.

Aside from confirming on its own website that a new roadster is inbound, the Japanese company has invited buyers to register their interest in “the most advanced MX-5”.

What exactly makes the upgraded MX-5 more advanced than the current model remains to be seen, with CarsGuide attempting to contact Mazda Australia to see if it could shed any light on it.

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Given the existing MX-5 launched in September last year ushered in a smaller, more expensive line-up with a longer list of standard equipment and punchier naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines – including a range-topping 135kW/205Nm 2.0-litre unit – changes are likely to be minor.

That said, the ND-series MX-5 could be line for refreshed exterior styling – likely just redesigned bumpers – as it has been around for five years now, making the case for a mid-life facelift stronger.

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