Rumor: 2016 Mazda Miata Gets Rendered

Cars, News I By Bradley Iger I January 08, 2014

CAR magazine has provided a rendering of what they envision the next MX-5 may look like. Additionally, the team at CAR has a few theories about what changes await the legendary two seater. 

To start with, and much to the glee of MX-5 enthusiasts, Mazda will continue its efforts to cut down weight across their model lines, which includes the Miata. To that end, the next MX-5 is rumored to weigh one approximately one tonne, or 2204 pounds.
CAR further speculates that the MX-5’s output will also get a modest bump as well, pushing output over 200 bhp for the first time. They expect to see naturally aspirated versions of Mazda’s 1.6 and 2.0-liter engines, along with the availability of a ragtop and folding hardtop roof.
Mazda has been pretty quiet about when we might get a glimpse of the upcoming refreshed roadster, but we’ll be keeping a keen eye out for anything Mazda might have on offer at next weeks Detroit Auto Show.
Check out our 2016 Mazda Miata overview page for the latest information about the car as it becomes available.

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Tesla Model Y First in Line for Longer Range M3P Phosphate Battery

The world’s largest EV battery maker CATL recently announced a novel Kirin battery technology that allows for higher energy density than Tesla’s 4680 battery cells in the same footprint.

August 12, 2022
Ford Bronco Heritage!

We’re digging the just-unveiled 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Editions!  Due out next year, Ford is only building 1,966 units of each Heritage Limited Editions

August 12, 2022
Lamborghini Urus Breaks Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record

Ahead of its premiere in mid-August, the yet-to-be-revealed new Urus model set a new record in the production SUV category on the track used for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: the famous uphill race that recently celebrated its 100th Running.

August 10, 2022
Porsche 718 GT3?

They said it would never happen. They said Porsche would always dumb down the 718 (Cayman) so that it didn’t cannibalize the 911. Well, in a way, “never” just happened. Porsche has announced that the GT3 motor is now available in the 718. It isn’t called the 718 GT3; instead, they’ve dubbed it the 718 GT4 RS. Okay, whatever.

November 17, 2021
EV Start-ups Create Big 5?

Rivian and Lucid have a lot to prove in the manufacturing domain, though both are sort of producing cars. But in the long game of the EV transition, access to capital is key and right now the American start-ups are looking pretty strong.

November 17, 2021


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.