Heaps of praise have been laid at the wheels of Mazda’s new 2016 Mazda MX-5, and now the automaker has yet another accolade to add to the collection. On June 29, in front of 1,200 guests at the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany, the roadster...Show More Summary
The Mazda MX-5, or Miata as we generally call it in the U.S., has obviously been around for a long time; long enough to be the best-selling two-seat sports car of all time. But now there is a new generation of the car, and that means it’s time to get excited about it all over again. Show More Summary
The latest version of the iconic Mazda MX-5 isn’t just a new-generation car, it’s a total rethink of the world’s best-selling roadster. With dwindling demand for its overweight and overpriced predecessor, the idea of a heavyweight investment in a brand new niche model was a bold move by the Japanese car manufacturer – just as […]
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 has landed.
Miata fans, rejoice! The time is drawing nigh where you'll start seeing the ND MX-5 out on the road and in dealer lots. If you're a soon-to-be-owner, get even happier because we've got some great news for you. The transport ship Phoenix Leader has arrived at its port with a fresh batch of 2016 MX-5 examples. These care are here, and they're ready...
Despite Mazda’s weight-reducing, ‘back to basics’ approach with the latest iteration of the MX-5 roadster, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager for the all-new Mazda MX-5, told CarAdvice in an exclusive interview at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed that a folding metal hardtop will be offered, though stopping short on specific timing. “Of course, we understand […]
MX-5 program manager Nobuhiro Yamamoto argues that there is no need for more power.
Mazda North American Operations has received its first shipment of 2016 MX-5 Miatas, arriving by the hundreds from Hiroshima at the port of San Diego. Continue reading First batch of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miatas lands in US [w/video] First...Show More Summary
First it was the Toyobaru triplets. Now it’s the MX-5. Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager for the Mazda MX-5 Miata, has crushed the dreams of those looking for more factory horsepower from the fourth-generation roadster. In short, if you want to “get hung up on numbers,” look elsewhere. Show More Summary
Mazda has reportedly declared that its sticking firmly to the traditions that built the MX-5 roadster into the icon it is today. That means no high-performance version is in the works, so the 2.0 litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated model may be as ‘hard-core’ as the fourth generation MX-5 ever gets. Show More Summary
The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been racing ever since it revived the idea of an affordable two-seat roadster after its unveiling at the 1989 Chicago auto show. Brilliant handling, cat-like agility and utterly dependable, the MX-5 has been slaying more powerful rivals on the road and track for years. Even this author has raced against […]
The upcoming fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 doesn’t launch here until August, but that hasn’t stopped over 21,000 prospective buyers registering their expressions of interest in the new roadster. Interest in the upcoming MX-5 also appears...Show More Summary
According to Car & Driver, the folks in Toyota City are smitten with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. So much so they’re considering using the platform for the next Toyota GT86, sold as the Scion FR-S in North America. The rumor states what...Show More Summary
This is the first ever set of spy shots of the upcoming Mazda MX-5 Miata based Fiat 124 Spider with near-production body work. Damn, honey, you’ve got a big nose. While this addition to the Fiat lineup is quite covered in camo in these...Show More Summary
Mazda has awarded not one, but two new 2016 Mazda MX-5 roadsters to a pair of elite Forza Horizon 2 players at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The prizes were given out as part of the Mazda MX-5 Challenge originally issued back in March. Show More Summary
Toyota has made little secret of the fact that its GT 86, a Scion FR-S for readers in the U.S., hasn’t been selling well, with the poor sales performance even leading management to rule out additional variants of the car such as a high-performance version or convertible (just a thousand FR-S coupes were sold in the U.S. last month, down 29...
Mazda puts together a little showdown between its latest MX-5 Miata and its progenitor to see how 25 years of little-roadster progress has taken form. Continue reading Mazda pits 2016 MX-5 Miata against the original Mazda pits 2016 MX-5 Miata against the original originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:59:00 EST. Show More Summary
Despite models like the i8 and Z3, BMW is more interested in SUVs and crossovers than sports cars these days. Case in point: The Z2 has been cancelled. The Z2 would have gone toe-to-toe with the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Fiat’s Spyder beginning...Show More Summary
BMW has reportedly dumped plans to build a small roadster based on its 2 Series range. Rumoured to carry the ‘Z2’ badge, the drop-top could have been something of a front-wheel-drive rival to Mazda’s rear-wheel-drive MX-5 and Fiat’s upcoming 124 Spider, but reports out of Europe suggest the plans have been shelved. Show More Summary
The coming 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is just one sign of the resurgence of a type of car associated more with sun and fun than practicality.