admin | 25.11.2014
With a history that began in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 is one of the best-sold convertibles on the market. In its 21 years of history, the MX-5 saw three different generations, numerous design updates, and even more engine changes. However, the most impressive update has been announced for the fourth generation that is set to debut on September 3rd, 2014.
The Mazda MX-5 will remain a rear-wheel drive compact sports coupe with exterior design inspired by the Shinari Concept unveiled earlier this year. With the new generation, Mazda will focus on reducing the total weight to less than 1,000 kilos.
At the launch of the Shinari concept, Ikuo Maeda, general manager of Mazda Motor Corp.’s design division said: "this design will lead to the next generation of Mazda design and will lead to other elements." Guess the MX-5 will be among the first to adopt Mazda’s new "Kodo - Soul of Motion" design language.
UPDATE 10/28/2014: Mazda has revealed a few small details on the U.S.-bound MX-5’s powerplant. Check out all of the details after the jump.
Hit the jump to read more about the fourth generation Mazda MX-5.
price: $ 30000
Transmission: six-speed manual transmission
Horsepower @ RPM: 172 (Est.)
Torque @ RPM: 170 (Est.)
Displacement: 2.0 L
0-60 time: 6.5 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed: 130 mph