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Mazda MX-5 Miata Unveiled – All-New Sportier Design!

Japan’s 4th Gen. Roadster is lighter and more compact than ever

Sean Russell
Sep 4, 2014

Mazda MX-5 Miata Details:

  • Fourth Gen. MX-5 is all-new | Most compact and 220 lbs. lighter
  • Focused on lightweight and sporty driving
  • Known as Mazda Roadster in Japan
  • Releasing to global markets in 2015

Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 2 Photo 2/15   |   Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 2

Introduced 25 years ago, the latest fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata was announced today in Japan. It is all new and slated to hit global markets in 2015. Known as the Mazda Roadster in Japan, the MX-5 Miata holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling two-seater sports car. Affordability and its nimble chassis made it a hit worldwide with total production volume exceeding 940,000 units, as of July 2014, according to Mazda.

Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 4 Photo 3/15   |   Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 4

The all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata is said to be the most compact variant to date and weighs 220.5 lbs. (100 kilos) less than the previous generation. Shedding weight and reducing overall size will amount to heightened sports car feel.

Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 5 Photo 4/15   |   Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 5

Details are limited as of now but expect integration of Mazda’s SKYACTIV tech along with refreshed styling inside and out. Stay tuned for more info. We can’t wait to get this latest Mazda MX-5 on the track…Miata project car anyone!?

Photos by Mazda

Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 3 Photo 5/15   |   Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 3
Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 6 Photo 6/15   |   Mazda MX5 Fourth Gen 6

Previous Mazda Miatas:

2010 mazda MX 5 miata touring rear three quarters driver Photo 7/15   |   2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring
2010 Mazda MX 5 Miata red motion view Photo 11/15   |   2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2009 mazda MX 5 miata grand touring front three quarters view Photo 15/15   |   2009 mazda mx-5 grand touring
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