The Mazda MX-5 may be eight years old, but it’s still popular – so popular the company has already sold out its 2023 allocation of the RF.

    The company’s local arm is pushing for more stock, citing Australia’s status as a “priority market” for the brand globally.

    “MX-5 is one of Australia’s favourite sports cars with some of our most passionate owners. We are continually negotiating with Mazda Corporation to secure additional production that will satisfy customer demand,” said a spokesperson for Mazda Australia.

    “On [the] current allocation [of the MX-5 RF], we are sold out into 2024, however as Australia [is] a priority market for Mazda Corporation globally, this may change as production into the future is confirmed and supply improves.”

    There’s some good news for prospective MX-5 buyers, at least those willing to go without the RF’s retractable hardtop.

    “There are pockets of unsold MX-5 soft-top inventory at some dealers and customers are best placed to contact their local dealership for availability,” said the spokesperson.

    Mazda didn’t confirm how much stock of the soft-top is on hand, though it confirmed if you place an order for a soft-top not currently in stock it will be produced in November.

    The company has already delivered 184 examples of the MX-5 to the end of April, up 42.6 per cent year-to-date.

    In the sports car under $80,000 segment, the MX-5 is currently sitting behind the BMW 2 Series (202 sales), Toyota GR86 (211), Subaru BRZ (566) and Ford Mustang (647).

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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