2016 Mazda MX-5 Debuts in Paris

Posted by: Bernard Winkelmann onOctober 8th, 2014

The new Miata is a long time coming. The ND generation is to be released to the public as a 2016 model. Mazda’s Kodo design language has brought an aggressive nature to what I considered a cute car. I am unsure if I like it. Well, change that, I don’t like it. I think it has more to do with Kodo than the overall look of the car. The design language really works on the Mazda6, not so much on the Mazda3. The Miata being even smaller, has me thinking that Kodo is more appropriate to larger cars (to me anyway).

This iteration has lost some weight. 2,200 lbs is the figure I have seen floating around the internet as a curb weight. No surprise is that the engine will still be a 4 cylinder and rumoured to be the 2.0L Skyactive that sees duty in other Mazda products. Expect 150-170 hp. With the weight loss, this should make it a very fun car to toss around.

Back to the exterior. When you look at the front dead on, I see a “Cars” character. The rear reminds me a lot of the BMW Z3. What do you guys think? Am I missing something?

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