The Mazda MX-5 is definitely the hottest convertible vehicle available on the market. The vehicle has a really long history that began in 1989 and during this period we saw three different generations of this popular vehicle. Since it was first introduced on the market, the vehicle has been significantly changed in terms of engine, exterior, and interior but if the rumors are true, the greatest changes are about to come. The company is getting ready to launch the fourth generation of the Mazda MX-5. The vehicle debuted in September 2014 and it was clear that the Shinari Concept from 2010 inspired it. The newcomer will be lighter and shorter than its predecessor, featuring a new look that will make it unique among other vehicles of the company even though it features design cues from the KODO language as many cars in Mazda’s lineup.
The body of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 is made out of steel but it also has high-strength panels and brilliant structural solutions that solve the problem of open-top rigidity. The vehicle gets a newly designed grille that is now basic rather than the large one. The new grille is much alike the one we have seen on the Miata. The headlights of the vehicle have also received a new look. They now arrive with LED technology. The rear end of the car is decorated with tall bumper and pointy trunklid spoiler. There are also rounded taillights and sharp turn signals that extend into the bumper of the car at each side. The side profile of the car looks sleeker and more powerful than ever thanks to the muscular fenders and sloping roof. The vehicle is 154.1 inches long, 68.1 inches wide and 48.62 inches tall.
When you peek inside of the cabin, you will notice that the company hasn’t changed much when it comes to the dashboard configuration. The instrument panel now arrives with soft-touch piece, but there are still the A/C vents and circular knobs. The center stack now has a cleaner look since the traditional buttons and switches have been replaced by a touchscreen. The vehicle keeps its three-spoke steering wheel. The cabin of the newbie is not roomier, but yet it offers a lower seating position. The seats of the new model are more supportive and comfortable.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 hides a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with the maximum output of 155 hp. The engine will be coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox but if you don’t like manual units, a 6-speed automatic transmission is also available. As for the fuel economy, it is rated at 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with manual transmission, and with the automatic unit it is rated at 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Price
If you have already fell in love with the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 and you want to buy it, you will have to pay around $32.000 for the base model.
March 13, 2017