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 […]
It’s already World Car of the Year’s best car overall and best-designed car, and now the new ND MX-5 has added another styling trophy to its cabinet with a win in Australia’s annual Good Design awards. Nominees for the prize were announced in April, with aesthetically adventurous rivals like the Citroen C4 Cactus and Kia […]
For a relatively small Japanese automaker, Mazda punches well above its weight, with hits like the CX-5 crossover and MX-5 roadster.Now Mazda adds another example of well above average design and engineering in the form of the new 2016 CX-9 crossover. 2016 Mazda CX-9 heads upscale with distinctive design cues. (Mazda [...]
A beehive that takes almost all the work out of harvesting honey — no need to don a protective hood and smoke out your precious bees — has won this year’s Good Design Awards, joining the Microsoft HoloLens, Mazda MX-5 and the sustainable Nev House in snagging top honours. Show More Summary
It’s a name almost as well known as the city itself – Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, California. A 15-odd mile (24km) stretch of historic tarmac that winds its way from a defunct Nike nuclear missile silo in Encino to the 101 Freeway in Hollywood. Mulholland Drive is part of the grander 50-mile Mulholland Scenic […]
It’s only been a few short months since Abarth released the Abarth 124 Spider, and now Abarth is releasing its next, entry-level model – the 595. Much like how the 124 Spider is essentially a cooler Mazda MX-5 Miata, the 595 is basically a Fiat 500 on steroids. Show More Summary
In this day and age of overzealous bureaucracy and political correctness gone mad, there are only a handful of ways one can have fun in something that has wheels without being arrested or worse. You can, if funds permit, buy a super-expensive sports car and attend regular track days or buy a not-so-expensive sports car and […]
After three weeks of nominations, votes from our writers, and another round of votes from you, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is TTAC’s Best Automobile Today. Is that really a surprise? Throughout this newly resurrected and refreshed edition of...Show More Summary
The World Car Awards organisation, which in March declared the Mazda MX-5 the all-round finest offering the market had to offer in 2016, has now added a new vehicle class to its growing list of judging categories. The World Car of the Year awards, which already include categories for overall winner, performance cars, luxury cars, […]
I've driven street cars that are also race cars: Ferraris, Cadillacs, even the beloved Mazda Miata MX-5. While all were thrilling, I can't say that any were out-and-out terrifying. And then I buckled myself into a 2015 John Cooper Works MINI. Show More Summary
Just a few days ago, FCA dropped the pricing layout for the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, which were similar to that of the Mazda MX-5. Now, it looks like Fiat has taken things a step farther and finally added the 124 Spider to its online configurator, next to different variations of the 2015 and 2016 Fiat 500. Show More Summary
The program now offers turnkey racers built to the same global spec.