The 2016 Mazda MX-5 makes a return appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Here's a look at it.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 makes a return appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Mazda wants to take the MX-5's cabin upmarket and has added more creature comforts and tech for this generation.
The next Miata will be more compact than the previous generation.
Additionally, the roadster has lost a bit of weight. The 2016 model is down 100kg or about 220 pounds.
At launch, the MX-5 will be available with a folding fabric roof. No word has been given on the fate of the power retractable hard top.
The big news at the show was the announcement of the engine options for the fourth-generation MX-5.
In global markets, the roadster will be available with a 1.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine.
In the US, the MX-5 will flaunt a 2.0-liter version of the Skyactiv-G four-cylinder.
Mazda did not, however, reveal any horsepower or torque numbers for the two engines.
This has lead many to speculate that the next MX-5 will have a lower stated output than the previous generation.
The Mazda3's 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine only outputs 155 horsepower; that's 12 ponies less than the third-generation Miata.
We're reserving judgement until the final numbers are announced, but Mazda's slow trickle of information is leaving us with more questions than answers.
Hopefully, the improved torque and responsiveness of the Skyactiv engines and the lightweight, balanced chassis can mitigate a small drop in power.
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