Starting 2011, Mazda began to introduce a new family of engines known as SkyActiv. The technology debuted on the Mazda2 in 2011 and spread to several nameplates by 2016, including the Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5, and the CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers. Consisting of four-cylinder units the SkyActiv-G and SkyActiv-D … read more
The ongoing fourth generation of the ubiquitous Japanese roadster has been out and about for a year – give or take a few months depending on the market – but there’s already word of the upcoming next generation.
According to the latest rumor on the roadster that everybody dreams about, the fifth … read more
The fourth-generation Miata isn’t exactly a heavy-weight, but Mazda is planning a significant weight reduction for the next-generation of the roadster, due out sometime after 2021.
In order to achieve that goal of less weight, Mazda won’t shrink the Miata’s footprint but rather rely on lighter materials, … read more
The most popular roadster ever, the Mazda MX-5, has been in its fourth generation for just a little over a year now, and already the brand’s officials are already thinking about its successor. Expected to take the segment by storm after 2021, the open-top model will retain its compact size but go through … read more
Mazda’s lightweight focus for the current MX-5 is set to step up a notch when the next generation roadster appears at the start of next decade.
That’s according to the MX-5 program head, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, who revealed the goal in an interview with Britain’s Autocar.
Although the current generation … read more
Despite the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 only going on sale last year, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the car’s program manager, has revealed some details about the next generation model.
Yamamoto told Autocar that the fifth-generation MX-5, which isn’t due until 2021 at the very earliest, will attempt to shed … read more
A lighter load to carry may mean a less powerful engine. One of the things I discovered after recently driving the Mazda MX-5 was that its engine is perfectly fine as is. We know Mazda agrees as it has said before that there are no plans to up the power or offer a turbocharger. What the automaker wants … read more
Sometimes, it’s best to keep it simple. Whether you believe it to be the best sports car ever made or not, there’s no disputing the Mazda MX-5 is the best-selling two-seater roadster of all time. That fact, coupled with countless reviews from esteemed car journalists and drivers over the years, points … read more
Mazda MX-5 Miata engineers have a serious obsession with weight loss.
The Japanese automaker is already turning its attention towards the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata and are planning to make it even lighter by using carbon fiber. Although the fifth-generation MX-5 won’t arrive until 2021 at … read more
There’s no doubt that the new Mazda Miata is one of the best, if not the best iteration of the car the company has ever built. It went back to its roots—lighter, nimbler, and more fun than previous generations; and buyers are most definitely appreciating that return to form. They snatched up 5,384 … read more