The next-generation Mazda MX-5 is currently scheduled to make its debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, where the original MX-5 was launched in 1989.
Rumor has it that the next-gen MX-5 will be “very clean and simple,” with some of the company’s veteran insiders calling it the “best-looking car ever” from Mazda. And though it’ll feature the brand’s “Kodo” design language, the MX-5 will have its own interpretation of it meaning that it won’t be like the Mazda3 or Mazda6.
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Powering the MX-5 will likely be variants of the Japanese automaker’s SkyActiv engines with likely 1.5- and 2.0-liter variants available at the vehicle’s launch. Though earlier reports suggested that Mazda could turn to turbocharged powerplants, it is believed now that the MX-5 will stick to naturally aspirated engines. Expect the sports car to weigh around 2,425 lbs and will be built to support either a folding metal top or a conventional soft top.
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