2016 Mazda MX-5 Revealed With Dramatic New Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The wait is finally over for sports car enthusiasts because the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata just made its debut in Monterey, Calif.

The highly anticipated, next-generation sports car was unveiled at a live event tonight while simultaneous global reveals were also done in Tokyo and Barcelona. Earlier this year, the popular convertible celebrated its 25th anniversary and now the Japanese automaker looks to the future with its new MX-5 Miata, as it continues to strive on as the best-selling two-seat roadster of all time.

During its unveiling, the Japanese automaker described the new MX-5 Miata as a labor of love with its engineers striving to combine the classic roadster with a totally modern design and state-of-the-art technology. Wider and lower than today’s Miata, the new sleek body and design is the Miata’s biggest jump in terms of styling from generation to generation. Inside, the company wanted to give the Miata a much higher quality feel to the interior while remaining driver focused.

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata adopts both the company’s Skyactiv Technology and Kodo design language and will be rolled out to global markets starting in 2015. Overall, the new Miata is the most compact of any generation MX-5 and is over 220 lbs lighter than the current model.

Unfortunately, the Japanese automaker didn’t reveal the juiciest of details – that is, what’s hiding under the hood and the power it makes. For now, you will have to be satisfied with its striking exterior while we all wait for more detailed information.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • NeatGuy NeatGuy on Sep 05, 2014

    $20,000 Polaris Slingshot. 'Nuf said.

  • Cyclism Cyclism on Sep 09, 2014

    I was there at the presentation, the car looks amazing, and shocking they were able to get 200lbs out of it. Should be a huge hit and a blast to drive. The chick car and hair dresser comments are already tiresome, how can we expect manufacturers to create low volume, inexpensive sports cars when the narrative is bs stuff like this? Be happy we have options like the BRZ and MX-5, we could easily be "driving" google pods instead