The New York Auto Show kicks off on March 23rd and Mazda has quietly announced plans to introduce a new model at the annual event.
Mazda is keeping details under wraps but the company sent out invites which ask journalists to “Help us blow the lid off at the New York Auto Show.” That doesn’t reveal much but it seems to indicate Mazda will unveil a new version of the MX-5.
Nothing is official but Autocar is reporting the Japanese automaker will likely introduce the new MX-5 Roadster Coupe. Little is known about the car but previous reports have suggested the model will be equipped with a lighter retractable hardtop that eats up less luggage space. Those are improvements everyone can get behind but they will unfortunately make the MX-5 Roadster Coupe heavier and more expensive than the standard model which starts at $24,915.
Engine options will carryover, so American consumers can expect a familiar 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.