Mazda and Fiat confirm MX-5-based Alfa Romeo Roadster

Production Cars 18 Jan 2013
Mazda and Fiat confirm MX-5-based Alfa Romeo Roadster

Mazda Motor and Fiat Group have announced that the next-generation Alfa Romeo Roadster will be based on the architecture of the future Mazda MX-5 and produced in Japan.


The signing of this Final Agreement follows the joint announcement of May 23, 2012 and aims at launching the new Alfa Romeo roadster model within 2016.

Mazda MX-5 RS RHT The current Mazda MX-5 RS RHT

According to the official information, Mazda will produce an open-top two-seater sports car for the Alfa Romeo brand at its Hiroshima-based plant starting from 2015.

The new Alfa Romeo roadster will be developed for the global market, and will be based on the architecture of the next generation Mazda MX-5.

The agreement foresees for both Mazda and Fiat to develop two differentiated, distinctly styled, iconic and brand-specific roadsters featuring rear-wheel drive.

The Mazda and Alfa Romeo variants will each be powered by specific proprietary engines unique to each brand.

Official statements

Through this contractual agreement, Mazda aims to enhance development and production efficiency and revitalize enthusiasm for open-top two-seater sports cars around the world.

For Fiat, this collaboration will permit the company to deliver a modern interpretation of the classic Alfa Romeo roadster utilizing the latest technical solutions, helping Alfa Romeo to achieve its stated goals by 2016.

(Source: Mazda)

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