Mazda and Fiat Roadster

January 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

Mazda and Fiat Group have signed a definitive agreement that the Japanese automaker will share a platform of MX-5 of the next generation with the new roadster Alfa Romeo. In addition, the production of both models will be set up at the “Mazda” in Hiroshima. Start of the roadster production is planned for 2015.

Mazda and Fiat Roadster

Mazda and Fiat Roadster Photo

After the signing of the contract the company noted that the two models will not share the same range of the motor, and will be equipped with the power units of each of its manufacturers. Memorandum of Understanding was signed in May of the last year. Any detailed information about the Alfa Romeo roadster is still not known. At the time of signing the memorandum it was suggested that Mazda MX-5 will be equipped with the next generation 1.3-liter turbocharged “Quartet” of the family SkyActive. It was also noted that the mass production of the Japanese model will be equal to 850 kilos.

Mazda and Fiat Roadster

Mazda and Fiat Roadster Pic

Later it was reported that the new MX-5 can get a rotary engine from the family of Sky-R. Which one will be better, we do not know. But if you have some thoughts of your own, be open to share those with us! Maybe you know more about Mazda than we know! 🙂

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