2014 Paris Motor Show: Mazda MX-5 Miata World Debut

Auto Shows | October 4th, 2014 by 4
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The highly-awaited fourth-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Often regarded as the bestselling two-seat convertible in …

The highly-awaited fourth-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Often regarded as the bestselling two-seat convertible in history, the original Miata, a 1990 model, spawned copies from Honda, Toyota, BMW and others. BMW’s Z3 Roadster was a premium product but often compared to the more affordable Miata.

The US model will get a SkyActiv 2.0-liter engine and six-speed manual, while models in the rest of the world have a 1.5-liter engine. No official details on the power output, but expectations are anywhere from 170 to 180 hp for the SkyActiv 2.0.

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Mazda says the new model weighs in the neighborhood of 2,200 pounds; a lightweight car by any measures.

Mazda MX-5 Miata goes on sale next year as a 2016 model and is expected to make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

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