If you like your MX-5 with the lot, this is the car for you, at $45,960, which gets you not only the fizzing new version of the 2.0-litre engine (RF is not available with the 1.5), making 135kW/205Nm, pushed to the rear wheels through either a fantastic six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed auto that's nowhere near as much fun.

What you also get is the full suite of safety systems, so everything on entry level plus 'Driver Attention Alert', lane-departure warning and reverse parking sensors, and 'Smart City Brake Support' in reverse. You also get  17-inch  alloys, adaptive LED headlights and DRLs, black or tan leather seats, a Bose premium stereo with nine speakers and keyless entry.

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And, as on all new versions, your steering wheel is now telescopically adjustable for your comfort.