We drive the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, GM won't extend the deadline for filing ignition-switch claims and the Tesla Model X is spied on video. All that and more, in today's daily recap. Continue reading What you missed on 1.30.15 What you missed on 1.30.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:31:00 EST. Show More Summary
We’ve known for a while now that the new sports roadster from Mazda would be lighter, stiffer, nicer, and a whole lot prettier than the car it replaces. Now we know—or think we know—the car’s power and torque ratings. According to driving.ca, via information provided during the international drive launch of the car, the...
The new Miata is less powerful than its predecessor, but features a better power-to-weight ratio.
We get our first taste of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in a pre-production, Japanese-spec model. Senior Editor Steven Ewing puts the new Miata through its paces along the gorgeous backroads of Spain. Continue reading 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata [w/video] 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:57:00 EST. Show More Summary
BARCELONA, SPAIN — Five lugs good, four lugs better! The first two generations of Mazda MX-5 (nee Miata) made do with four wheel lugs in classic small-car fashion, but the bulkier third-generation car and its seventeen-inch rolling stock required the addition of a fifth. Show More Summary
A webpage for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show is claiming that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will produce 155 horsepower from a 2.0-liter, Skyactiv engine, fitting prior reports. Continue reading Chicago Auto Show page claims 2016 Mazda MX-5 to produce...Show More Summary
To welcome the warmer weather, Mazda is offering every driver in Britain the chance to win an iconic Mazda MX-5 – the wo
The switch from Alfa Romeo to the Fiat or Abarth brand for the upcoming convertible built by Mazda has meant production delays of up to four months. The Fiat or Abarth-badged MX-5 equivalent was originally slated to be released as an Alfa Romeo this year but the decision was taken last minute to switch brands [...]
British tuner BBR is already hard at work at trying to squeeze more power from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. The company thinks that the mill can make around 200 horsepower without even adding any forced induction. Show More Summary
It's still many months away from going on sale, but that hasn't stopped at least one tuning house from starting work on power-up packages for Mazda's new ND MX-5. UK outfit BBR has announced that it has begun developing an engine package that should take the new MX-5's 2.0 litre engine to 149kW with bsic "bolt-on" modifications. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, Alfa Romeo CEO Harald Wester confirmed rumors that there would be no Alfa Romeo Spider based on the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, despite a 2012 agreement between the two automakers; FCA evidently came to the conclusion that a made-in-Japan Alfa was not in keeping with the marque’s Italian brio. But now it […]
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...