Here's what to expect on the next-generation Miata.
First generation Miatas used to be a dime a dozen, but their low cost coupled with their popularity as race cars means the population of clean drivers has been nearly depleted. This 1990 Mazda Miata for sale on Hemmings.com appears to be a rare find. It’s seen about 30,000 miles roll beneath its stock wheels, and […]
Long rumored to wear the Alfa Romeo badge, the next-generation Mazda MX-5 may instead don a Fiat or Abarth necklace in 2015 if Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has the last word. Automotive News reports sources close to the project stated product planners from Mazda and Fiat met recently to discuss a roadster based […]
Despite plans for a new Alfa Romeo convertible to be built by Mazda on the bones of its next-generation MX-5 Miata being finalized last year, Sergio Marchionne, the head of Alfa Romeo parent company Fiat Chrysler, reportedly wants a major rethink of the project. Automotive News (subscription required), citing insider sources, is reporting that...
The original Mazda MX-5 Miata was distinguished by an oval grille - a design trait that gradually evolved into the smiling cat face on the latest model. But Mazda, according to the latest intel, is planning on returning to that ovalShow More Summary
The new roadster will hearken back to the 1989 model.
Spurred on by an idea that came from an American automotive journalist, Mazda spent the better part of the 1980s trying to cook up the perfect revival of the classic British roadster, the MX-5 Miata. But that road had a few interesting detours along the way. Read more...
The 2014 Chicago Auto Show marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Mazda MX-5. In that time, the Miata has cemented itself as the preeminent sports car for a generation of driving enthusiasts. Roughly a million of them have been produced. Having already written an encomium to my first car – a 1997 […]
The world’s best-selling two-seat roadster is 25 years old. The MX-5 Miata was first introduced to the world on February 9, 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show. A few months....
The Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car has just turned 25, and Mazda is gearing up for a whole year of celebrations that will culminate with the unveiling of a fourth-generation model, the ND, sometime in the near future. Car aficionado and an MX-5 owner himself Jay Leno decided to host his own celebration of the iconic sports car and invited two of its...
Mazda’s iconic MX-5 sports car turns 25 this year, and the Japanese carmaker has launched a dedicated website to celebrate. The original NA model debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in February 1989, before going on sale to the Japanese market in September of the same year. Show More Summary
Ask a car enthusiast what the best driver's car on the road is, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata is very likely to come up rather quickly. Unjustly saddled with a reputation as a "chick's car," the Miata has been, over its three generations,...Show More Summary
--> The Miata never gets its fair share of press these days, but with the model celebrating its 25th anniversary — yeah, it’s 25 years old, folks — it is getting all the press it can handle. Even the big-boys, like Jay Leno, are getting in on the open-top celebration. Show More Summary
--> There’s nothing like special-edition MX-5s, but in the U.S., we so rarely get a crack at them. Another non-U.S.-bound, special-edition MX-5 is this Sport Venture model — this model will also be available on Mazda5 and Mazda2. The...Show More Summary
Twenty-five years ago today, Mazda gifted the world with the most important contribution to human progress since fire was invented: the MX-5 Miata. To celebrate this monumental occasion, they launched a new website with a video that will make you feel all the feels. Read more...
First-generation Mazda Miata. Photo by Craig Fitzgerald. Twenty-five years ago, a back-to-basics two-seat lightweight convertible sports car debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. With a small front-mounted engine powering the rear wheels and the essence of a European roadster, it could have come from any British carmaker, except for the fact that it came from […]
On February 9, 1989, the world was introduced to the very first generation of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata convertible sports car at the Chicago Auto Show. The car then went on to win rave reviews from many of the top magazines and would eventually spawn two successors. Now, a fourth generation of the iconic sports car is in the works, and while it...
Over the past 25 years, the MX-5 Miata has evolved, but it remains one of the best two-seater sports cars on the market today.
--> The Mazda MX-5 Miata is really one of the more polarizing roadsters available today. Those who are fans of it — myself included — rave about its handling, power-to-weight ratio, analog feel and balance on the track. Those who hate...Show More Summary
Mazda's next-generation MX-5 roadster is surely one of the motoring world's most hotly anticipated new models. But, despite offering a number of key details, the carmaker has yet to offer a single glimpse of what's to come - and discerning any real styling cues in recent spy photos has been equally fruitless. Show More Summary