The new Mazda MX-5/Miata

Production Cars 4 Sep 2014
The new Mazda MX-5/Miata

During a global event Mazda has finally revealed the much-awaited new-generation MX-5, the iconic compact roadster that is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The design is based on the brand’s Kodo formal language.


The all-new fourth generation Mazda MX-5 (known as Miata in the US and Roadster in Japan) was unveiled during an event held simultaneously in Japan, USA and Spain.

New Mazda MX-5

The all-new MX-5 adopts the SKYACTIV Technology and Mazda’s “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language, and will go on sale globally starting in 2015.

Design

New Mazda MX-5

Compared to the current model, the new MX-5 has a wider, lower stance, with a particularly low hood and a pushed-back cabin that enhance the classic roadster-like look.

The profile features a curved belt line that has a low dip in correspondence with the side door and rises up at the back, giving form to muscular shoulders.

New Mazda MX-5

The rear end features a tapered layout and tail lights that evolve the design of the tail lamps of the previous generations, maintaining the circular unit and adding a sleeker, arrow-shaped element for the turn signals.

The A-pillars and door-mounted side mirror are finished in polished black, which adds a modern tonal contrast.

Above: the MX-5 debut in Monterey, CA – Presentation by Mazda designer Derek Jenkins

The new MX-5 is the most compact of any generation MX-5 so far and is more than 100 kilograms lighter than the model it replaces.

New Mazda MX-5 SKYACTIV Technology

New Mazda MX-5 SKYACTIV Technology

As of July 2014, total production volume of the Mazda MX-5 exceeded 940,000 units and it continues to hold the Guinness World Record for the best-selling two-seater sports car.

(Source: Mazda)

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  1. RAL
    4/9/2014

    Interesting cute little car. Lets see how it looks like when its on the streets. Its difficult to beat the present mx5 though, whose ageless design rocks. The stance and proportiones reminds me of the first bmw z4. nice!

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