Hardtop Miata Could Debut in New York

Posted by: Lydia Siu onMarch 15th, 2016

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Word is buzzing around what Mazda plans to unveil this year at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Some are speculating that the automaker will be dropping the news on a new power drop top version of the Miata. But nothing official has been yet released as Mazda wants to make the unveil at the upcoming auto show.

The current generation of Mazda’s MX5 Miata has been in production since 2015 and debuted as a a conventional soft top 2 seater sport car. The word on the street is that Mazda is developing a power retractable hard top. For those of us who have always loved the look of a Miata with a hard top, this is going to be a great compromise giving us the best of both worlds.

The key to making this successful is if Mazda can keep the light weight and agile nature of the Miata alive with the added weight of a retractable hardtop. The engine option for the Miata will likely stay the same with a 2.0L four cylinder engine producing 155hp. Not the most powerful engine to begin with, but when it’s put inside a light weight Miata it does make for a lot of fun.

We can’t wait for this new model to drop at the New York Auto Show.



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