Mazda started production of the MX-5 RF retractable hardtop this week.
Production began with models for the European and North American markets, where sales will start in early 2017.
The latest adaptation of Mazda’s lightweight two-seater features a three-piece power retractable roof that, when opened, leaves the rear buttressed section in place for a unique convertible atmosphere.
Total production of the MX-5 reached 1 million units on 22 April this year. The model is highly acclaimed, having so far won more than 280 automotive awards around the world.
These include 2016 World Car of the Year and 2016 World Car Design of the Year for the current fourth-generation MX-5.