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Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda’s iconic roadster will be redesigned for the 2016 model year and is scheduled to go into production in the first quarter of 2015. The new rear-wheel-drive platform underpinning the fifth generation of the roadster will have a longer wheelbase and wider track than the MX-5 Miata it replaces. Sources also say that Mazda is trying to shake up the MX-5 Miata’s design by working on a coupelike roofline that would give it a fastback-style silhouette. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder from Mazda’s Skyactiv portfolio powering the CX-5 is expected to be the main engine choice for the 2016 MX-5 Miata, and a second engine is likely, though it’s unclear whether it would be a bigger one aimed at providing more power, or a smaller one for better efficiency.
Segment: Compact SportyPowertrain: Conventional (gasoline)
Release Year: 2015New Product Category: Redesign
Drive: RWD

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