In 1989, Mazda first debuted its sporty little convertible known at the Miata. This car was an instant success, and buyers were eager to pay over the sticker price to get their hands on one. Mazda MX-5 continues to be one of the best convertibles on the market, even though the initial hype has long faded. Mazda recently unveiled the next-generation of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
With a beautiful redesign and a few details released, MX-5 Miata enthusiasts are already excited for the new model that will be available in 2015. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will adopt the innovative SKYACTIV Technology and Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design language. Mazda has been slow to reveal features and performance details on the next-generation Miata, but more details are expected to be revealed later this year.
In the meantime, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata has continued the iconic tradition of creating a great driving experience. The current third generation was recently released with its inline-4 engine and an affordable price tag of $33,385 for a base model. The 2015 models prove to be something worthy of a second look and as the year approaches an end, more and more are being spied on the roads.
Why the Mazda MX-5?
The 2015 Mazda MX-5 is a powerful two-seat convertible that’s engine provides 167 horsepower. When it originally debuted the engine was only 116 horsepower and a 1.6 liter engine. Things have definitely improved over the years. The current model features 167 horsepower, which is pretty good pick up for such a small car, with little weight to pull. There are three trim packages available, the Sport, Club and Grand Touring. While the standard five speed manual transmission is desired, it is also available in automatic. However, the horsepower in the automatic will drop to 158. While this car is geared at budget minded enthusiasts, adding upgrades, like the high performance tires, enhances the look and takes the vehicle up another notch.
For those who aren’t afraid to spend a bit more to get more, the Grand Touring trim package is pure luxury. It comes with climate control features, leather upholstery with heated seats. The convertible top makes feeling the open-air exhilaration possible. The power-operated retractable hardtop makes putting it up and down easy. The latest edition offers a roomier cable and makes it possible for a daily drive, rather than just a weekend toy.
Since it is the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the luxury packages include things like engraved seats that bear the anniversary label. This car is geared toward those who are competition minded. Pulling into an office in a shiny convertible like this one will have everyone turning around for a second look. For those who want to race on the streets, the drive train and suspension makes that possible. Race ready and absolutely stunning to look at, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is an affordable choice for those who are serious about making a statement.