2015 Mazda MX-5 – Price
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of this model, Mazda Motors announced the special edition of popular Mazda MX-5. Also known as Mazda Miata MX-5, this sports car is one of the best selling convertibles in its class. First model was presented in 1989, and now a fourth generation is coming on the market. It will be set on a new platform, which is also used for Alfa Romeo sport cars. Other changes include less weight loss, improved fuel economy and new design.
2015 Mazda MX-5 – Redesign
The new MX-5 looks sportier and more modern compared to the previous versions. Overall weight of the car is significantly reduced, making it one of the lightest in its class. Therefore, it will weigh less than 1,000 kg, which is around 70 kg less than before. From the outside, the car looks aggressive, with a new grille and LED headlights. Wheels are 17 inch alloy. Changes are also made on the exhaust system. The cabin offers more space. The two sporty seats and dashboard are made of quality material. Many details on the inside are made of aluminum. There are still no official announcements about the technology systems which will be offered, but we are sure it will feature all the latest equipment.
2015 Mazda MX-5 – Engine
Several different powertrain options will be offered in the new MX-5, depending on the market. All of them will be based on the SkyActiv technology. Firstly, there is a new 1.6-liter diesel SkyActiv engine with 135 hp. It is larger than the previous, but it offers better performance and fuel efficiency. Also, there is a 2.0-liter with 145 hp, as well as the 1.5-liter four-cylinder which provides 125 hp. Transmission is six-speed manual, with optional automatic dual-clutch.
2015 Mazda MX-5 – Release date
The new 2015 Mazda MX-5 is available on the market as of the beginning of 2014. The starting price is around $30,000. Some of the main rivals on the market are Mini Cooper S Convertible and Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider.