2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date, MSRP Price, MPG, Price – Below is a review about the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata which encompasses all you need to know about it including its release date. But first things first, with quite a long history that spans slightly over 25 years, the Mazda MX-5 is among the hottest-selling convertibles on the market today. The MX-5 has seen three different generations, many engine designs and numerous design updates.
In spite of the design changes, the most impressive upgrade was announced for the 4th generation model that debut last year on September. That will now be the brand new MX-5 model that is expected to be released next year.
The forthcoming new model will remain as a RWD, compact sports roadster with an amazing design language that derives its inspiration from the Shinari Concept which was unmasked in 2010.
The new concept will be responsible for shedding up to 2,400 lbs. which will result in better handling and enhanced fuel economy ratings. It will also make use of SkyActive technology that has already been used across the entire line-up with resounding success.
Furthermore, the new Miata is now shorter than its outgoing model and comes with a new exterior design, which will make it a unique nameplate within its nameplate despite featuring some carryover cues from the trending KODO language. This model is a class leading vehicle and manages to beat all the opponents to the punch by leading in front of Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Hyundai Genesis, in that order.
Exterior – 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Despite the fact that the vehicle’s body is made in steel, it features ingenious structural solutions and high strength panels, such as twin-backbone frame – it will come handy in solving the problem of open-top rigidity.
Another unmistakable characteristic attributed to the outgoing generation of the Miata is the massive grille that seems as if it was on a perpetual caffeine fix. The good news though is the new 4th generation of the MX-5 is going to do away with that in favor of an essential grille that looks somehow similar to the 1st generation Miata.
The headlights have also received a makeover and will now carry a distinct up-slanting teardrop design with LED technology integration. Mazda will also be ditching Miata’a traditional layout design in favor of a trendy design that will feature a pointy trunk lid spoiler and tall bumper.
The front fascia, in overall terms, looks crisp and clean with sharp turn signals extending into the bumper at either side or rounded taillights. Furthermore, the Miata’s new profile is sportier and sleeker than before.
The muscular fenders and sloping hood will give it a GT-like appearance that will be difficult to obtain on a sports car such as the Miata. Most importantly, the new vehicle will now be lighter than its outgoing model and will tip the scales at 2,330 lbs.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior Photos
In case you loved the outgoing Miata’s Spartan and purposeful interior, then you will find the ND’s layout particularly inspiring. Mazda has retained the dashboard’s configuration just as before.
However, the designers ditched the shiny plastic insert which ran the entire length of the instrument panel for a softer piece, but is conspicuously present on the A/C vents and circular knobs.
Despite the alterations, Mazda will be retaining some features untouched such as the three-spoke steering wheel – a trademark of the Miata – whilst still keeping the center console intact. On the flip side, the door panels have been totally redesigned from top to bottom, as they will now incorporate body-colored panels at the top for a more classy and premium outlook.
Engine Specs – Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016
Despite initial rumors alleging that the vehicle will come with either a 1.3L or a 2.0L four cylinder powertrains, the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will now come with a SkyActiv 2L 4-cylinder petrol engine for the U.S market.
The engines will be similar in size to the SkyActiv engines found on the Mazda 6, Mazda3, and CX-5 models, but specifically tweaked for the Miata. The four banger will be able to generate up to 155 hp and 148 pounds of torque.
The mill will be paired to a either a 6-speed manual transmission system or a 6-speed auto gearbox, but it’s still oblique as to when the units will feature a bespoke setups from the MX-5. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0l, 4-cylinder will give you a fuel return of 27/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined and will sprint from 0-60 mph in seven sec.
Wheelbase: 7 ft. 6.9 in. (90.9 in.)
Length: 12 ft. 10.1 in. (154.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 8.3 in. (68.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 49 cu ft
Cargo volume: 5 cu ft
Curb weight: 2309 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7 sec
MPG: 27/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Soul Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
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Price & Release Date for the New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going to be released towards the end of next year with a base MSRP of around $20,000. This will undoubtedly make its more expensive than the current model in the market today.