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All-New Mazda MX-5

4th generation of the Miata roadster—the rear-drive purist’s paradise resurrected the genre back in begun development on an all-new slated for fall of 2014.

the MX-5 once again, as the current car, the recipe for mechanicals built on a lithe, chassis, cloaked in a stylish that somehow appeals to men and women alike, will intact. In fact, after 23 of the model’s existence these seem to be gaining favor more drivers. The evidence is not on display in the dealer lots of of Mazda’s competitors who are putting out own versions of an affordable rear-drive car (anyone say Scion FR-S or BRZ?) but contained in our intel says that Mazda has applied a project mission and title of Downsizing and Less to the new car’s synthesis.

They know that a number of customers still and treasure, the original Miata light tossable nature it a favorite among purists. not a quick car by today’s standards, first-gen roadster was well-balanced and measuring 155.4, 65.9, and inches in length, width, and respectively, and weighing only lb. It came with a 1.6-liter engine making 116 bhp.

Flash forward to the current 3rd model, introduced in 2005 by a 2.0-liter inline-4, and measuring 67.7, 49 in. (length, width, respectively) and weighing in at 2498 and one can see that it has grown over the

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From our sources, we hear the new will come powered by a 1.5-liter inline-4, with a engine as optional. The 1.5 will about 125 bhp, and the 1.8 version 140. Fuel economy for the new combinations is expected to be much and there is also talk of the getting a 2.0-liter engine 150 bhp.

With an overall width of 69 in. and a weight trimmed to less 2000 lbs. the car’s will be sportier, and it will be a lot lighter with a much power-to-weight ratio to boot.

wants to keep the price $20,000 or less. The Japanese yen has to 82 yen/dollar this week, but if it can get up to 85 or perhaps 90 to the dollar—since virtually all are built in Japan, and a strong yen has business here in America—then will look good for the company, and even better for buyers.

It’s important that platform be economical, as well as a delight, because, it will serve as the basis for the next Romeo Spyder! Although the and powertrain will be shared, will be building their own body, so its version should quite different from the BMW Z4-like styling shown in our illustration. The Alpha Spyder is to launch 6 months to a year the MX-5.

We eagerly await both, the Spyder may not make it to our shores.

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