Next-Generation Mazda MX-5 New York Debut Rumored

Next-Generation Mazda MX-5 New York Debut Rumored

There might be a big surprise in store for fans of the Mazda MX-5 at this year’s New York Auto Show. 

Autoweek is reporting that the new Mazda MX-5 will debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show, contrary to earlier reports that had the 2015 Chicago Auto Show pegged as the host for the occasion. Alongside the new car will be 15 of its predecessors that range from Miata race cars to concepts, all on display to commemorate the Japanese sports car’s 25th anniversary.

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The new generation was developed in conjunction with Alfa Romeo and will spawn a small sports car for the Italian brand as well.

The new MX-5  will employ the full suite of SkyActive technologies, which means it will use a small displacement direct-injection engine that will likely make about 170 hp, and focus on being lightweight. Mazda is aiming for a curb weight around 2,200 pounds, making it about 200 pounds lighter than the current car.

UPDATE: Mazda spokesman Eric Booth refused to comment on the speculation, and reinforced Mazda’s plan to celebrate 25 years of the MX-5 Miata in New York. 

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[Source: Autoweek]

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