2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata To Debut September 3


  • 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Picture

    2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Picture

    The wraps come off the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata on September 3. The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition is pictured here. | July 03, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its global debut on September 3.
  • The 2016 MX-5 Miata is expected to arrive at dealerships next spring.
  • Mazda's next-generation roadster will feature an aluminum-intensive Skyactiv Chassis.

IRVINE, California The redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its global debut on September 3, Mazda North American Operations confirmed on Wednesday.

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is expected to arrive at dealerships next spring.

Mazda's next-generation roadster will feature an aluminum-intensive Skyactiv chassis.

A YouTube teaser video does not show the car, but promises: "It's not an evolution, it's a revolution."

At the 2014 New York Auto Show, Mazda said it has a weight-reduction goal of more than 220 pounds for the 2016 MX-5 Miata.

The future model will be "lighter, stronger and with a physical footprint more in tune with its first-generation predecessor than with its heavier, larger current-day cousin," the automaker said at the time.

Mazda said: "This chassis is the first time Skyactiv Technology has ever been shown in a front midship engine rear-wheel-drive design. The compact configuration showcases an engine closer to the vehicle's center, a center of gravity which itself is lower than that of any previous generation."

The 2016 MX-5 Miata's global debut will take place simultaneously in Japan, Spain and Monterey, California.

"We're excited to make this official, to announce that the newest member of the MX-5 Miata family will be arriving soon," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, in a statement. "Along with our colleagues around the world, we continue to celebrate the MX-5's 25th anniversary and look forward to sharing even more news in the near future.

The next-generation MX-5 Miata will be on display at Miatas at Mazda Raceway September 5-7. Registration for the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.MiatasAtMazdaRaceway.com.

The MX-5 Miata competes with the 2014-'15 Mini Roadster and Porsche Boxster.

Edmunds says: If you're a Mazda MX-5 Miata enthusiast, mark your calendar for that important event on September 3.

Comments

  • unclebrud unclebrud Posts:

    Wow, this is a bolt from the blue! Great news. I was expecting the new Miata to be intro'd in early 2015. Very excited that it will be closer in spirit to the NA...

  • stever stever Posts:

    Okay, where are the contest links so I can try to win one?

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    If I lived where it didn't snow 6 or 7 months out of 12, I'd pick one of these up.

  • jeffinoh jeffinoh Posts:

    The Miata is about 4 years overdue for an update. Too bad they didn't get the new version out for the 25th anniversary. Mazda needs to wipe the stupid grin off that car's face.

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