Roadster Mazda MX-5 with celebrate jubilee at the motor show in New York

March 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Mazda MX-5 in the current year will celebrate 25 years on the assembly line. Premiere of the first-generation roadster (pictured) was held in winter 1989 at the motor show in Chicago. However, “Birthday” model automaker decided to celebrate a little later, namely at the auto show in New York in mid-April. Most likely, this is due to the planned debut of the new generation MX-5.

Mazda MX 5 1997 side photo

Mazda MX 5 1997 side photo


To celebrate the anniversary of one of his most famous models, Mazda will present 15 different roadsters in different versions: the racing version, the conceptual model and, of course, commodity options. As for new items, then we already know that it is based on the latest lightweight RWD platform. The mass of the new roadster will not exceed 1100 kg. Next Mazda MX-5 will be equipped with a new naturally aspirated engine. However, experts believe that it would be rather a modified version of one of the motors SkyActive, which are now included in the power line Mazda3.

Mazda MX 5 Pic

Mazda MX 5 Pic

Roadster is equipped with a 160-horsepower engine and offers a choice of the buyer with a mechanical 6-speed gearbox or 6-band automatic transmission. Minimal cost models is about 26 862 euro. Interestingly, the roadster hit twice in the Guinness Book of Records: as the most popular and selling sports car in the world and as a model of the cars which built the longest convoy (683 cars).

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