Thursday, March 27, 2014

2016 Mazda Miata

There are a few rumors about the all new Miata showing up at the New York auto show next month.

Mazda is indeed planning a 25 Anniversary celebration at the show. But no one knows if the new model will be there or not.
Some say they will only show the new chassis. (Who cares)

It would be really nice to see the all new model. As it has been referred to as "best design ever" by some Mazda people.
So expectations are really high.

But I had also heard previously that the car wouldn't be shown before next year.
They did have a deal with Fiat to share the platform with an all new Alfa Romeo model.
Since it seems that might not be happening anymore, it could be that Mazda just decided to show the car early.
Who knows.

This illustration above is OK. But not really the "best design ever" I am now waiting for...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's sort of risky making the Miata resemble the S2000. As awesome as the S2k was, it didn't really sell well.

Anonymous said...

This looks more fussy than classic...trying too hard to look different.

Anonymous said...

2-seater convertibles do not sell well because they are small, noisy, impractical, and you need to be in the right geography and climate. Americans are getting bigger. Hell they do not fit even in Suburbans any more. They appeal more to the midlife crisis crowd that cannot afford a corvette.

Anonymous said...

This looks great. I have to say Mazda has the most beautiful line-up of cars now. Not overdone like Hyundai, Infiniti and Nissan, or as trendy as Ford, but liveable design which looks good now and will age nicely. Even the next version of the Mazda 2 is sharp. I am surprised there aren't more Mazda's on the road.

JUSTiN FONG said...

this has that long hood thing going on like that of the z4

JUSTiN FONG said...

this has that long hood thing going on like that of the z4

Anonymous said...

I think the Mazda front end looks terrific on the Miata.

Don't know what or when Mazda will wreck this grille treatment, but for now it's easily the best looking Fusion alternative.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it... Honda's not going to give us s**t to replace any of its sporty cars, but certainly not an S2000. Look at their engines.... no high rev'ing VTEC, smaller displacement, cheaper mechanicals. Mazda would be smart to capitalize on that for a new Miata AND an RX7. But they need to avoid the mistake they're making on their regular lineup (3, CX5 and 6)... which is terrible proportions and worse interiors.