No big surprise here, but Mazda has given its popular MX-5 Miata sports car a refresh for the 2013 model year, which is now on sale over in Japan. Continue Reading...
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To go with the supposed 1.3L turbocharged powerplant the next-generation MX-5 will be getting, Mazda‘s MX-5 development boss Hirotaka Kanazawa also revealed that the 2014 MX-5 will go to a back-to-basics approach towards being a fun sportscar, just like the 1989 original model. “We will return to the original. It will be lightweight and the… Continue Reading...
A while back, we reported that the next-generation Mazda MX-5 would be going on a major diet and could be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged powerplant rather than the 1.8L or 2.0L naturally aspirated motor used today. Now reports are coming in that the new MX-5 will likely sport a 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder, with Mazda’s… Continue Reading...
One of the most famous sports cars in the world (as voted on by the people’s wallets) is the Mazda Miata. The next one will no doubt continue with this sales success, and with this leaked patent drawing, we can get a glimpse of what we’ll be seeing on the twisties. Any change from its… Continue Reading...
The RX-8’s days may be as limited as the Shinka, but the rotary engine isn’t. Mazda is still interested in furthering production of the Wankel, and they could have one ready by 2017 with Skyactiv technology. During the gap, engineers will work on improving the rotary’s mileage and oil-eating capabilities, as well as improving reliability…. Continue Reading...
The barter system is alive and well, it seems, with the offer of a free goat (the animal kind, not the Pontiac kind). But it’s not what you think—on many different levels. The company in question is Flyin’ Miata, which is well-known in the Miata world for their go-fast products. And if you buy a… Continue Reading...
There’s a whole lot of head-scratchers out there in the world of automotive customizing and this one may rank towards the top. Mazda‘s Miata is similar to BMW‘s Z3 in that they’re both convertibles. At quick glance, this 1995 Mazda Miata plays the part well, and it wouldn’t surprise us one bit of the common non-automotive… Continue Reading...
Mazda‘s European division has given die-hard Miata fans something to celebrate about. The Karai Special Edition Miata MX-5 has been adorned with plenty aesthetic accessories, interior race-inspired upgrades and comes with a special Sinn timepiece. Unfortunately only 165 of the Karai Miatas will be produced and sold only in Germany with a price around $43,500…. Continue Reading...
Back in 2000, Guinness World Records officially confirmed the Mazda MX-5 Miata as the world’s best selling sports car. At that time Mazda had just hit the half-million mark for its tiny, fun-to-drive roadster. Mazda is now celebrating its approach to the one million mark with news that the car has officially topped 900,000 units…. Continue Reading...
With new cars getting heavier as the years go on, Mazda is bucking this trend for their next MX-5, aiming to cut the car’s weight from its current 2500 lbs to 2200 lbs, just slightly heavier than the original 1990 Miata’s weight. Mazda executives felt that the current car is straying too far from the… Continue Reading...
We’ve heard of people swapping Mazda rotary engines into older Miatas, but if reports out of Japan are to be believed, the next MX-5, due out in 2012, will come standard with an all new, super efficient rotary engine – as well as a hybrid system. 7Tune is reporting that an article in the Japanese… Continue Reading...