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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition sharpens, styles the new roadster

Published by Mazda Blogs on April 2nd, 2015

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Looking for the sweet spot in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata range? Meet the Club Edition, offering a nice blend of aesthetics and performance for the new roadster.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition sharpens, styles the new roadster originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club and Launch Edition unveiled

Published by Mazda Blogs on April 1st, 2015

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Mazda is unveiling fresh Club and Launch editions of the new MX-5 Miata at the 2015 New York Auto Show, making the prospect of ordering the new Japanese roadster even more tempting.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club and Launch Edition unveiled originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Fiat version of Mazda MX-5 Miata to be called 124 Spider

Published by Mazda Blogs on March 7th, 2015

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Sergio Marchionne confirms that the 124 Spider is the name for Fiat’s forthcoming roadster. The Italian sports car almost certainly shares a platform for the latest Mazda MX-5 Miata and reportedly debuts some time in 2016.

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Fiat version of Mazda MX-5 Miata to be called 124 Spider originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda starts production of new MX-5 Miata in Japan

Published by Mazda Blogs on March 5th, 2015

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It’s official, boys and girls: Mazda has kicked off the start of production of the new MX-5 Miata at its Ujina plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

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Mazda starts production of new MX-5 Miata in Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda RX-7 could return in 2020

Published by Mazda Blogs on February 18th, 2015

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Autocar is the latest with another rumor about a Mazda RX-7 revival, saying Mazda is planning something “significant” for its 100th anniversary in 2020. Reading between the vague lines, however, we wouldn’t get our hopes up.

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Mazda RX-7 could return in 2020 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda specs new MX-5 Miata with accessories

Published by Mazda Blogs on February 13th, 2015

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Wondering what the new Mazda MX-5 Miata would look like with, say, an aero kit, BBS alloys and Brembo brakes? Wonder no longer, friend, and feast your eyes on this show car Mazda brought to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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Mazda specs new MX-5 Miata with accessories originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chicago Auto Show page claims 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to produce 155 hp

Published by Mazda Blogs on January 27th, 2015

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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.

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Chicago Auto Show page claims 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to produce 155 hp originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Britain’s BBR already promising 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata with 200+ horsepower

Published by Mazda Blogs on January 9th, 2015

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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.

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Britain’s BBR already promising 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata with 200+ horsepower originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will rock 2.0L SkyActiv engine in US, 1.5L elsewhere

Published by Mazda Blogs on October 2nd, 2014

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Let the speculation finally end – we know what will power the next-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and it’s not turbocharged. The US model will get a SkyActiv 2.0-liter engine and six-speed manual, while models in the rest of the world have a 1.5-liter engine, confirming earlier rumors.

Unfortunately, Mazda isn’t letting loose how much power either of these mills make just yet. For sake of comparison, the current SkyActiv 2.0 in the Mazda3 produces 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, and the 1.5-liter in the UK (and elsewhere) has about 99 hp and 110 lb-ft of twist. However, the current Miata produces 167 hp and 140 lb-ft.

But fret not droptop fans. The company’s brochure from the 2014 Paris Motor Show confirms, “all available drivetrains have been specially tuned for the all-new MX-5,” which at least hints at the possibility of more performance. Also, even if the numbers remain untouched, the new Miata should feel even more sporting on the open road. That’s because Mazda says the new model weighs in the neighborhood of 2,200 pounds; with that in mind, the 2016 car would boast around 14.19 pounds per horsepower versus 14.85 lb/hp in the present MX-5. Progress!

Mazda promises to end the anticipation and announce the actual outputs for these mills later.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will rock 2.0L SkyActiv engine in US, 1.5L elsewhere originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda Miata ‘fathers’ Hall and Case offer a tour through the roadster’s history

Published by Mazda Blogs on September 10th, 2014

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Mazda MX-5 Miata history with Dean Case and Bob Hall

The original Mazda Miata broke onto the automotive scene in 1989 and was a huge success. However, the convertible’s genesis goes all the way back to the early ’80s. Bob Hall and Dean Case were among the inside men of the program on the US side, and they were on hand at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the recent MX-5 event there to tell some of their stories about the project’s beginning.

Hall was on the Miata project from very early on, and one of his most fascinating stories is how the convertible got its shape. The droptop wasn’t necessarily going to be a rear-wheel drive roadster. There were both front-wheel-drive coupe and mid-engine concepts being considered. In fact, the classic look of the NA generation was the least favorite of the three at the sketch stage.

Hall comes off as a jokester hiding a genius mind. He has a fountain of information in his head about what a Miata should be, but it all comes down to “less is more.” However, he admits that it’s easy to conceive that idea, but it’s much harder to actually execute it well.

If you’re interested in the inside stories of automotive history, this is a video to check out.

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Mazda Miata ‘fathers’ Hall and Case offer a tour through the roadster’s history originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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