At the New York auto show, Mazda gave the world an insight on the new technology used to underpin its new4th-Gen of the MX-5 that will be unveiled with the coming 2015 Mazda MX-5 though the item that was displayed wasn’t the actual 2015 MX-5.
2015 Mazda MX-5 Review
Mazda announced that this car’s engine would be positioned closer to the car’s center and will lie behind the foe axle and that the cars’s COG will be lower compared to its previous models. All these improvements are in a bid to improve its handling.
With its release the 2015- Mazda MX-5 Miata-25th anniversary-Edition was also released which was expected to hit the dealerships in late summer and it had its exclusive 100 units sold out within the first ten 10minutes through an exclusive online –pre-order system- reported the car maker.
The company further acknowledged that this consumer fervor and anticipation on how the limited edition sold was a perfect surprise to them
Mazda has given more information about the look of its whole new 2015 MX-5 model. It’s expected to be more masculine than than the current model. It will be a tight edgy muscle car that is going to attract a broader range of buyers as is clichés have been done away with so that even when a new model is released it will still retain its appeal and shall also make this car be positioned differently in the auto world and is seen as one built for the purpose of attracting young people.
It is also expected to come with a new face and unique design unlike older models which shared the –Mazda’s Family-Face like the kinds of the Mazda 3-hatchback. Though standing as a stand alone product it will still be identified as an MX-5.
It will be powered by the 1750TB power unit built for the Alfa -4C. This 1.7l 4cyilinder engine will be able to deliver up to237bhp which was achieved by the engineers advancement towards a sub 1000kg-kerb-weight which is what Mazda engineers are aiming at-overall weight reduction and also the reduction of the CO2 emissions by applying the SkyActiv -technology.
This model will be expected to rival the Alpha spider also with the same engine under its hood.
The MX engine variety is likely to include a pair of more economically-and naturally aspirated -4-cylinder SkyActiv gas engines. They are; the 1.5l unit and the 2.0l unit, with the ability to produce around 130bhp and 165bhp respectively. Both shall continue to offer the manual gearbox option with there being an option of the automatic transmission.
Price and Release date
The 25th anniversary release is shall sell at a base price of $33,000 with an inclusive $795 for destination and delivery for the model vehicles fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission. Those with the automatic options hall cost about $33,450 which will include the delivery costs.
All models will be available with the power-retractable-hard-rooftop. Other than this there will be no other additional package options.