2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a real sports car, and it is in its fourth generation, which started with the reveal of this, 2016 model. Derek Jenkins, design director at Mazda North America, said that new Miata is in one word – modern, and we agree. However its contemporary styling is not the only thing this great car has to offer, but it is definitely the first thing that will attract your attention and make you discover its charm.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata changes and design

Design of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is made via Kodo design language, which Mazda uses for its latest vehicles, whiles the inspiration for it, came from the Shinari Concept, presented earlier on. Redesign of the model is pretty extensive since Japanese automaker changed its weight, size, engine and design.

Built on a new platform 2016 Miata is shorter, but wider, and with a longer wheelbase. Its ground clearance is smaller, and it lays closer to the ground than any Miata before, and 220 pounds lighter. The seats are also placed lower, while the cabin is slightly mover to the back. Body lines are more masculine than before which contributes to over all strong and bold look of the model, while Mazda also incorporated high-strength steel panels, in order to provide lower weight and better safety for 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Interior is made out of high-quality materials, and designed in a way that emphasizes the sport nature of the vehicle. Tachometer is placed in the middle, behind the steering wheel, and center console which separates the driver and front-passenger is highlighted.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Side

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata performance

The performance of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be conditioned with market demand, so its engines will fluctuate depending on part of the world. 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactive engine is placed under the hood of 2016 Miata for North-American market. This engine will deliver less horsepower but much better fuel economy. It is rated at 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, but these rates could be higher for 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In company’s official press material Mazda stated that all engines found under the hood of latest Miata are specially tuned for this model.

Second engine, which will be placed under Miata’s hood for the rest of the world is 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Rear-wheel drive and 6-speed manual transmission will be standard, while an automatic will be optional.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata competitors

Mazda already won some major sympathies in automotive world, and it became one of favorite’s sports cars on the market. It rivals are Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata price and release date

2016 Mazda Miata’s price will be bigger than the current one, but not majorly, since this car producer is known for affordability of its vehicles. Second reason is the fact that close rivals doesn’t allow it to go sky-high, since it would lose the battle at start. Current price tag of $25,000 could go up to $30,000 max, but more likely it will stay just under $28,000. New Miata will be released during the spring next year, and it should be available for sale, couple of months later, during the summer.

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