Since its introduction, MX-5 represents one of the most attractive convertibles on the market. We believe it will be the same with 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata exterior design and improvements
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is compact sports roadster which will show many improvements. First of all, it will be smaller in a size, as to say shorter than its predecessor, and a bit lower, for a half-inch. It will also be lighter, and it will weigh less than 2250 pounds. This will improve fuel economy and aerodynamics. New Miata will also go through exterior redesign which will be inspired by the Shinari Concept. It will look sportier with lower hood and curvier lines all over the body. The front end will feature larger grille, and a pair of attractive head lamps. The will be equipped with LED daytime running lamps. The rear fascia will get taller bumper and redesigned spoiler. The taillights will be rounded and will also get LED lighting. The wheels will be in a size of 16- and 17-inch.
Redesign of interior
Although the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is smaller than before, the interior will be more spacious and comfortable. This is because of the lower position of the seats which will provide more headroom. The cabin will receive some upgrades such us quality materials and modern features. The seats will be upholstered in leather or cloth. It will get tilt-adjustable leather steering wheel with audio and cruise controls on it. Speaking of the equipment, it will get air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, audio system with 6 speakers, Bluetooth, USB, 4-wheel ABS, Emergency braking assist, manual convertible roof and so on.
Engine and transmission
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be powered with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G inline 4-cylinder engine in US. This engine will be able to deliver up to 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Japan should get a 1.5-liter direct-injection petrol SKYACTIV-G engine. It will produce 129 horsepower and 111 pound-feet of torque. Engines will be mated with a six-speed manual but also automatic transmission which will be optional. It will be offered with rear-wheel drive.
Release date and price
Speaking of the arrival of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, it is expected to appear on the market later this year, probably in the summer of 2015. As for the price, we assume that it will be around $25,000 for the base model.