WATCH | The Mazda MX-5 unearths the fun and enjoyment of roadsters

Just about every other motorist on the road these days is behind the wheel of an SUV. For those wanting a bit more fun, roadsters like the Mazda MX-5 is built for exactly that.

The lightweight two-passenger car has always been a mainstay of the Japanese brand's lineup since making its debut back in 1989, now spanning four generations.

For the purists

It is one of the bestselling roadsters in the world and now Mazda has carried out tweaks under the hood on its SkyActiv engine, now pushing out a healthy 135kW with a top speed of 220km/h.

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From the Alcantara Recaro sport seats to the Jaguar Type E-like bonnet, the roadster is made to be driven and was made with purists in mind.

Compiled by Robin Classen