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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.