Starting 2011, Mazda began to introduce a new family of engines known as SkyActiv. The technology debuted on the Mazda2 in 2011 and spread to several nameplates by 2016, including the Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5, and the CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers. Show More Summary
mazda’s lightweight focus for the current mx-5 is set to step up a notch when the next generation roadster appears at the start of next decade. that’s according to the mx-5 program head, nobuhiro yamamoto, who revealed the goal in an interview with britain’s autocar. Show More Summary
Despite the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 only going on sale last year, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the car’s program manager, has revealed some details about the next generation model. Yamamoto told Autocar that the fifth-generation MX-5, which isn’t due until 2021 at the very earliest, will attempt to shed more weight. Some of this weight loss will come […]
Sick of trying to motivate your Mazda MX-5 Miata’s prodigious tonnage? Thinking of giving that porker away to a friend? Help is on the way. The next generation of automotive journalism’s favorite ride will shed weight, thanks to the use of carbon fiber, Autocar reports. Show More Summary
Less weight and a smaller engine could be in the future. Continue reading Next-gen Mazda MX-5 could use carbon fiber to cut weight Next-gen Mazda MX-5 could use carbon fiber to cut weight originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
An Italian classic returns by way of Japan. More than a simple re-skin of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata, Fiat’s 124 Spider has a turbo engine and a personality of its own.
Bonus. It’s the money you didn’t expect to receive from your employer at the end of the fiscal year, the mussel bar you didn’t know existed at the new Yelp-hyped strip mall restaurant your significant other convinced you to try, the extra hour of sleep you grabbed exiting daylight saving time last autumn. Show More Summary
A year with a Miata. It's gonna be great. Continue reading Meet our new long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club! Meet our new long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club! originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Two months in with our 2.0-litre top-spec manual 2016 Mazda MX-5 and we’ve really come to appreciate it for it is. Having fundamentally given up trying to drive it fast, or to constantly moan about why it needs more power or torque, it has freed us up to enjoy it as the best sporty convertible […]
While you might expect Mazda’s clever new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system to best suit its sports-car superstar the MX-5, we won’t be hearing about the new tech joining the suite of equipment it already packs. Not yet, anyway. According to the boss of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, the MX-5 isn’t at the forefront of Mazda’s stable to receive the […]
Mazda says its MX-5 development philosophy of ‘Jinba Ittai’, a Japanese compound term that describes the unity between a horse and its rider, is now a core consideration for every model in its range. Testing Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system at the famous Laguna Seca raceway in California, CarAdvice is reminded by Mazda North […]
mazda has dusted off the icon badge once again for its mx-5 roadster, with a new mx-5 icon to be unveiled at the goodwood festival of speed. sporting soul red highlights on the door mirrors, front bumper and boot-mounted lip spoiler,...Show More Summary
The package is visually distinguished by a rear spoiler, gunmetal wheels and side stripe decals.
The upcoming Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop is expected to account for around 50 per cent of all MX-5 sales when it hits Australian showrooms in the first part of 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the announcement of the extension of the company’s long-running partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders said the […]
They may have the same foundation, but can the Fiat 124 Spider out-MX-5 the MX-5?
The new Fiat 124 Spider may be thought of as a spiritual successor to the classic Fiat 2000 Spider. It’s no secret, however, that the new car is really a re-skinned Mazda MX-5 Miata powered by the same engine as the current Fiat 500 Abarth. Show More Summary
When Don Adams’ character Maxwell Smart from the 1960s TV sit-com Get Smart missed something by a small margin, he would comically say, “Missed it by that much.” Mazda would no doubt have been thinking along similar lines in late April this year as they missed out on co-ordinating the [...]
Fiat's roadster hails from Hiroshima, but it doesn't subscribe to Mazda's low-power philosophy. It's truly its own car, but is it better than the MX-5? Continue reading ?2017 Fiat 124 Spider First Drive ?2017 Fiat 124 Spider First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
mazda’s all-new mx-5 roadster has proved to be more than just a step-up from its predecessor on the road, as latest crash safety testing in australia puts it a step-up on safety as well. the australasian new car assessment program (ancap)...Show More Summary
The Mazda MX-5 convertible has received a 2016 date-stamped five-star rating from independent crash tester the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Interestingly, the five-star result is in contrast to the four-star score given to the MX-5 by ANCAP’s sister organisation Euro NCAP in October last year. Euro NCAP’s rationale was the Mazda MX-5’s lack […]