One of the burdens of being right is that people are always trying to prove you wrong. The Mazda MX-5 Miata knows what I’m talking about. For a quarter century, the Miata has suffered the slings and arrows of upstart challengers. Those others have come and gone while the Miata remains. Show More Summary
Fiat files trademark registration with the USPTO for the model names "124" and "124 Spider." The filing could presage a Fiat coupe and convertible built on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata platform that was previously going to be used for a new Alfa Romeo. Show More Summary
In May 2012, Alfa Romeo and Mazda made the surprise announcement that the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata would form the basis of a new Alfa Romeo Spider and that both cars would be built at Mazda’s plant in Hiroshima, Japan. However, by the start of 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed that there had...
Alfa Romeo will be going its own way for its upcoming Spider, directing Mazda to take its 2016 MX-5 over to Fiat-Abarth instead. Car reports the new roadster will be “a derivative of project Giorgio,” per Alfa and Maserati brand boss Harald Wester. Show More Summary
The Italian version of the Mazda MX-5 due in 2015 will be badged either a Fiat or Abarth, the boss of Alfa Romeo has confirmed in an interview with a British car magazine. Fiat and Mazda had announced a joint venture in mid 2012 from which an Alfa Romeo sports car would be twinned with the famous [...]
When the doors to the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon open next month, the Mazda stand will be chock-full of lightly-tuned goodies. The previously revealed MX-5 Global Cup racer will predictably take most of the spotlight, but will also shareShow More Summary
Alfa Romeo will base its next Spider not on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but on the same Project Giorgio platform that will underpin other Alfa models, like the replacement for the 159. Mazda will, however, donate the MX-5 for an upcoming roadster from Fiat and Abarth, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester told Car. Show More Summary
Reports of an end to plans for a new Alfa Romeo roadster based on Mazda’s MX-5 appear to have been confirmed this week, but not all hope is lost. The project, which called for the new Alfa to be built alongside the MX-5 in Japan, had been finalised earlier this year, after first confirming discussions early in 2012. Show More Summary
"The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers superior handling, an easy-to-use convertible top and loads of driving fun, but it needs its imminent 2016 redesign to keep pace with a growing, competitive market," says Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson. 2015 Mazda MX-5...
We've seen the diminutive Mazda MX-5 Miata swallow plenty of big engines, but New Zealand drifting ace "Mad Mike" Whiddett is roaring into where-no-man-has-gone-before territory. Wanting to replace his 515-horsepower "MADBUL" RX-7 and...Show More Summary
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Mazda made its first public showing of the new 2016 MX-5 Miata at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, which ended on November 30. This completely redesigned example -debuting a quarter century after the original- marks the car’s fourth generation since its 1989 introduction as a 1990 model. It’s hard to overstate the impact that the […]
Credits: Auto Express Alt Text: Mazda MX-5 roadster What the motoring press is saying about Mazda MX-5 roadster Review Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:00am Price: £18,495 - £23,695 Pros: Super reliable, loads of fun, relatively affordable...Show More Summary
If you're into video games, creativity, the Mazda MX-5 Miata and South by Southwest, then there's a contest in Forza Horizon 2 you'll want to know about. Called the Livery Design Contest, your job is to head to Xbox Live sometime before midnight on January 4, 2015 and design a paint job for the 1994 Miata in the game. Show More Summary
Mazda outlined its plans for Australia in 2015 this week, with a trio of updates and two significant new models set to arrive. The CX-3 compact SUV and next-generation MX-5 will be the new arrivals, while updates to the midsized Mazda6 and CX-5 models along with the BT-50 pickup are also on the cards. Show More Summary
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is nearly here, in the real world, but soon it'll be adding to the fanfare of its launch with a special role in the virtual world of Forza Horizon 2. Mazda, Forza, and Xbox want players to design a livery for the in-game car--which is the 1994 Miata, rather than the new car. A panel of judges will then narrow the field...
The year ahead will see Mazda Australia roll out a quartet of updated and all-new models, each crucial in their own way. First cabs off the rank will be the refreshed Mazda6 and CX-5 family cars revealed at last month’s LA Auto Show, both due in showrooms for the first quarter of 2015. Show More Summary
Introduced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the Mazda MX-5 Miata reminded the car-buying public of the joys of affordable open-air motoring. In the decades since, the Miata has become both the world’s most popular two-seat sports car and the most raced car in the world, both a testament to the Miata’s impressive handling and […]
The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will have to be keener on pricing to better compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, according to the boss of Mazda Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, admitted there’s opportunity for sharper pricing on [...]
Mazda's roadster excels at turning an everyday drive into a thrill ride, and although it got a big styling update for 2016, the redesigned MX-5 Miata should offer more of the same driving excitement. Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto...