High-grade Mazda MX-5 Roadster GT variants set to offer a host of new safety features from next week

Our sources say top-spec MX-5 models will gain LED adaptive headlights, a reversing camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The addition of these important driver aids, which we believe will be offered only in conjunction with Mazda’s MZD Connect infotainment array, will serve to bolster the MX-5’s already admirable safety credentials, including a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

Currently, there is no word on an increase of pricing for the MX-5. The two-seat convertible retails from $31,990 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-spec 1.5-litre Roadster and tops out at $41,550 (plus ORCs) for the flagship 2.0-litre Roadster GT.

Fiat's Abarth 124 Spider, meantime, is priced from $41,990 plus ORCs.