It is one of the most anticipated sports car releases ever. It seems that the MX-5 Miata can do no wrong. It seems that everybody with any affiliation to cars is in love with this vehicle. Casual drivers and race enthusiasts alike can’t seem to get enough of it.
Indeed, check out lifestyle Mazda cars for the model that has been at the centre of club racing for quarter of a century. The sporty look and impressive sheet metal is a giveaway. But this newest model will appeal to domestic drivers as well as sporty types.
The appeal of this car is great news for Mazda. But they may find themselves under pressure to deliver the perfect automobile. With its lightweight simplicity its no wonder the MX-5 is the most popular sports car of all time. But what does the new model have? And what can we look forward to?
Well, the newest MX-5 has stuck to its roots. It’s remained lightweight, simplistic and beautiful. The rear wheel drive, quick brakes and wonderful steering allow for an effortless drive. The MX-5 always had one Achilles heel – power. Or a lack thereof. But Mazda have addressed that issue this time around. The engine is also a total beast. There were worries by some that the US model would only come with the 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine. But the Miata will also come with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine for those who are more rev happy.
The new model is also much lighter than previous Miata’s and looks set to be the fastest model yet. It also boasts impressive power as well. Powered by 167 brake horsepower the car handles wonderfully. A quick turn of the wheel should be all you need to experience the power and maneuverability of this model.
New SKYACTIV technology is in use in abundance on this vehicle as it is on the Mazda2. This has helped contribute to the lightweight chassis and allows the engine to be placed more centrally. A result of these features is an improvement in balance and handling.
The cabin is familiar in the classic MX-5 style. There isn’t a lot new of note inside, but then why would there be? It looks fantastic; it’s user-friendly and most important of all it’s driver-focussed. It does have headrest speakers as an extra feature though. These will give you a much more immersive sound as you blast your radio while cruising down the motorway.
If you’re looking for the height of luxury, elegance and almost unrivalled speed the new MX-5 Miata could be perfect for you. It’s not hard to see why Mazda have reported sales of over one million worldwide. The latest model looks set to increase this figure even further.
Sleek, sophisticated and easy to use the new fourth generation MX-5 Miata is a seductive machine. This smart, sexy convertible boast a fantastic quality interior and exterior bodywork to die for. It’s also wonderfully affordable and will go on sale this summer, with prices starting at £20,000.