2016 Mazda MX-5 Performance, Price

WOW! Long-awaited 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata really has a lot to offer. Looks like the waiting paid off and Mazda managed to make the new Miata even more desirable. Changes are multiple and major. Japanese auto maker created practically an all-new model with characteristics we all loved from the previous model. When we say all-new we mean that new MX-5 Miata comes with new platform, different size, new engines and modern design. But here is a little bit more info about what we can expect from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata:

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Changes

The 2016 Miata is actually representative of the fourth generation which starts with this model. In its not so long history, this model managed to earn its position among the best cars on the worldwide markets. That’s not the only interesting fact. This model also marks the 25th anniversary of its production, and it marks it well. New Miata is lower, wider and shorter than its previous version. It also has shorter wheelbase and lower body weight. Thanks to its design changes, 2016 MX-5 Miata now offers better visibility. Its exterior is now rounder than before with clear influence of the latest design language this brand uses for a while now.

Although the Miata is shrunken down, its interior space is not affected with this change. The cabin is placed further back. The materials are much better quality. Upgraded features include latest versions of entertainment and navigation systems. The center console is not essentially changed, but door panels are all-new.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata rear

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Performance 

Depending on market, 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will come with different engines. In Japan, Miata will be powered by a SKYACTIV-G 1.5 direct-injection petrol engine capable to deliver up to 129 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choice is limited to 6-speed manual as only option. In the US, 2016 Miata will be packed with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G inline four-cylinder engine and either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. This power unit has the capacity to deliver up to 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The engine is now placed more towards the center of the vehicle, and Miata has 50-50 weight distribution. When it comes to its rivals, it will compete with Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Hyundai Genesis coupe.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Price and Release

Although the price of the upcoming Miata is not revealed yet, we can expect it to stay in the same range as current model. This means that base price will be around $25,000-$26,000, so it could parry its opponents. The release date is expected during this summer, when Mazda Miata 2016 will arrive in dealer showrooms.

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