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2015 Mazda MX-5 Engines: 1.5 and 2.0-litre likely, will be revealed in Paris next month

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2015 Mazda MX-5 Engines: 1.5 and 2.0-litre likely, will be revealed in Paris next month

Those itching to know officially what engine lies beneath the shapely bonnet of the new 2015 Mazda MX-5 won't have too long to wait, with the full suite of technical information to be revealed at the Paris motor show at the start of October...

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Cheaper new Mazda MX-5 needs to lure back younger buyers, company admits
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Cheaper new Mazda MX-5 needs to lure back younger buyers, company admits

The newly revealed 2015 Mazda MX-5 will trade on its edgier design and sharper sub-$40K pricing to reclaim the youthful audience that has stopped buying the roadster in recent times when it launches in the second half of next year...


2015 Mazda MX-5 styling: Hit or Miss?
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2015 Mazda MX-5 styling: Hit or Miss?

The all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 is a pivotal model for the Japanese brand, but its styling has caught the world by surprise. With elements such as slim headlights, a gaping air intake and small, rounded tail-lights, the new MX-5 has set chins a-wagging and emails a-flying at the CarAdvice office...


2015 Mazda MX-5 revealed
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2015 Mazda MX-5 revealed

This is it, the fourth-generation ‘ND’ 2015 Mazda MX-5 roadster, a new iteration of the Japanese brand’s modern classic entrusted with carrying the baton held by its record-selling predecessors.  Revealed today with some fanfare in the US, Spain and its home of Japan, the new model is made to return the car to its humble roots, not so much reinventing the wheel as bringing it full-circle...


2015 Mazda MX-5 teaser photo posted on Facebook
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2015 Mazda MX-5 teaser photo posted on Facebook

A Facebook event page hosted by Mazda's American arm has posted an official teaser image of the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5. The event invite page, titled "2016 MX-5 Miata Reveal", was setup by Mazda USA's official Facebook profile. The event's banner image is of a two-seat roadster under a shroud of sheeting (above)...


2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan
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2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan

The all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 has been spotted on the road in Japan. Images of the 2015 MX-5 - which is due to be revealed on September 3/4 in three separate locations around the world - were uploaded to Imgur over the weekend by user meshcount. The images appear to show the car in its production body, with little or no body-disguising cladding fitted to the car...


2015 Mazda MX-5 to start below $40,000
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2015 Mazda MX-5 to start below $40,000

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 is almost certain to start below $40,000 when it arrives in Australia next year. Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders told CarAdvice that there were ways the all-new sports convertible could drop to a new price point that would help the brand target younger buyers in the vein of the budget-friendly Toyota 86...


2014 Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary pricing announced
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2014 Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary pricing announced

Pricing for the limited edition 2014 Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary model has been announced as the brand gears up to bid farewell to the current-generation car. The 25th Anniversary MX-5 was revealed at the 2014 New York auto show in April, and sold out in a matter of minutes in the US and Japan...


Mazda MX-5 teaser clip: Roadster sounds like it's turbocharged
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Mazda MX-5 teaser clip: Roadster sounds like it's turbocharged

"It's not an evolution. It's a revolution." That's the line used in a new Mazda MX-5 teaser video in which the engine sound of the new car can be heard. And we're fairly sure there's some turbo whoosh...


Mazda MX-5: Fourth-generation model set for simultaneous global reveal on September 4
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Mazda MX-5: Fourth-generation model set for simultaneous global reveal on September 4

The all-new Mazda MX-5 convertible sports car will be revealed on September 4 at three simultaneous events around the world. The unveiling will take place in Japan, the US and in Europe, and in its home country the brand will hold a Mazda Roadster Thanks Day which is "intended to express Mazda's gratitude to all the fans that have supported the Mazda MX-5 over the past 25 years"...


New Mazda MX-5 likely to spawn more rear-wheel-drive models
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New Mazda MX-5 likely to spawn more rear-wheel-drive models

Mazda is expected to build a second rear-wheel-drive sports car based on the platform of the new MX-5. Based on Mazda’s process of 'bundled planning' - a concept of creating multiple models based on the same architecture at the same time - it seems almost certain the soon-to-launch MX-5 will be the first of potentially numerous vehicles based on the same rear-wheel-drive architecture...


Mazda MX-5: week with Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Mazda MX-5: week with Review

Purity is a word that tends to be thrown around loosely by automotive marketers. Pure experience. Pure sensation. Pure engagement. Emotive terminology, yes … but when you think about it there is very little purity in most modern cars. Auto braking, auto parking, self shifting, self steering … fantastic technology and amazing convenience but hardly pure...

Priced At
$49,885

Mazda MX-5 : next-generation model could be cheaper
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Mazda MX-5 : next-generation model could be cheaper

The next-generation Mazda MX-5 could see a significant price cut. The Mazda MX-5 was once a far more affordable car, but over recent years its price has crept higher and higher: the current model sets buyers back almost $50,000 on the road. However, the Japanese brand's local arm has indicated that the fourth-generation model, which will be revealed later this year and go on sale in 2015, will be more wallet-friendly...


Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed
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Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed

It was like a birth at a funeral as the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition model was revealed at the 2014 New York auto show alongside the chassis of the next-generation model. While the skeletal chassis of the new-generation MX-5 is the main attraction, the full-bodied celebratory 25th Anniversary Edition model features a range of changes and alterations to the existing MX-5, which originally went on sale in 2005...


Mazda MX-5 : new-generation sports car's chassis unveiled
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Mazda MX-5 : new-generation sports car's chassis unveiled

The 2015 Mazda MX-5’s lightweight chassis has been uncovered at the 2014 New York auto show. The fourth-generation drop-top Mazda’s “bare chassis” is still undergoing development prior to the all-new model entering production, but in showcasing the new car’s platform the Japanese brand has illustrated that there will be some change to the formula that has seen the MX-5 become the highest-selling convertible ever, with almost one million units sold in its quarter-century history...


High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics
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High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics

Ripple strips, braking zones, apexes and speeds close to 200km/h. How can a high-performance driver training day improve your road driving? CarAdvice spent the day at Sandown Raceway with the team from Driver Dynamics to find out. Started in 1990 by director and chief instructor Kevin Flynn, Driver Dynamics runs courses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide for drivers of all skill levels...


High Performance Driver Training Day with Driver Dynamics
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High Performance Driver Training Day with Driver Dynamics

David Zalstein heads to Sandown Raceway with the Mazda MX-5 to explore the ins and outs of advanced driver training with the team from Driver Dynamics.


2015 Mazda MX-5 on target to weigh less than 1000kg
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2015 Mazda MX-5 on target to weigh less than 1000kg

The next-generation Mazda MX-5 is on target to weigh less than 1000kg when it launches in 2015. A Mazda insider has indicated to CarAdvice the Japanese brand’s engineers are progressing successfully in reducing the mass of the MX-5 to give it the best power-to-weight ratio in the sports car’s history...


2015 Mazda MX-5 and Alfa Romeo Spider spied
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2015 Mazda MX-5 and Alfa Romeo Spider spied

A first look at the next-generation 2015 Mazda MX-5, and its reborn Alfa Romeo Spider twin, comes courtesy of this testing mule with the new car cloaked by an outgoing MX-5 body. The most noticeable change to the regular MX-5 body is longer front doors, indicating that Mazda will aim to improve cabin entry and egress with the new, fourth-generation model...


Mazda MX-5 parade sets new world record
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Mazda MX-5 parade sets new world record

A group of 683 Mazda MX-5 sports cars has set a new world record for the longest parade of driving Mazdas ever. The new record, smashing the previous record of 459 Mazda MX-5s set back in 2010, was set at the RDW Test Centre – a test track in Lelystad, Netherlands – during Mazda’s annual MAX–5 event...


Mazda MX-5 drops top for Frisbee fun
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Mazda MX-5 drops top for Frisbee fun

Mazda UK has released a clip showing one of the coolest games of Frisbee ever played. Using two Mazda MX-5 convertible sports cars, two stunt drivers, two quality Frisbee players and one old fashioned plastic throwing disc, Mazda has put a whole new spin on a classic game of catch...


Mazda MX-5 Media Challenge
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Mazda MX-5 Media Challenge

A select handful of Australia's motoring media recently had the opportunity to take on their Russian peers in the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Media Challenge, and naturally CarAdvice jumped at the chance to fly the Aussie flag. Starting in Sweden in 2011, the Mazda MX-5 Media Challenge has seen Australia's quickest motoring journalists take on their colleagues from Russia twice before in two ice races: the inaugural event and then again in Russia in 2012...


Mazda, Fiat explore more joint venture cars beyond MX-5/Spider
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Mazda, Fiat explore more joint venture cars beyond MX-5/Spider

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 and 2015 Alfa Romeo Spider may not be only twin cars shared by the Japanese and Italian car makers. Mazda and Fiat are exploring further opportunities to collaborate on joint projects beyond the roadsters. (Artist's illustration of the Spider main picture...


2013 Mazda MX-5 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Mazda MX-5 Review

The second update to the third-generation Mazda MX-5 marks the final touches to the iconic roadster before an all-new generation hits the market in 2014. The Mazda MX-5 has been around since 1989, and despite being on the market for more than two decades with essentially the same ‘lightweight fun convertible’ formula, it remains as exciting as ever...

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$47,280 to $52,010

2013 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications
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2013 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications

The NC3 2013 Mazda MX-5 as officially launched with prices starting from $47,280 for the hardtop rear-wheel drive roadster. The update to the third-generation Mazda MX-5, a car which launched in 2006, comes as the last iteration before an all-new fourth-generation MX-5 makes its debut in 2014...


Mazda MX-5 GT4 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda MX-5 GT4 Review

We've driven a Mazda MX-5 than can crack zero to 100km/h in 3 seconds! And, they'’ll sell you one… It has double the power and more than double the fun of a regular Mazda MX-5. This is the Mazda MX-5 GT4, a specially-built trim of the iconic roadster designed to tackle the big guns of European GT4 Series...

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$194,000

2013 Mazda MX-5: minor update for best-selling roadster
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2013 Mazda MX-5: minor update for best-selling roadster

The Mazda MX-5 has been given another update to give the world's best-selling convertible sports car that is not due for a generational change until at least 2014. The current, third-generation MX-5 has been on sale since 2005, though the latest makeover due in late Spring is not as comprehensive as the car's 2008 update...


Mazda MX-5: refreshed roadster here in Q4
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Mazda MX-5: refreshed roadster here in Q4

The updated Mazda MX-5 has been officially launched in Japan just days after a leaked brochure revealed details of the refreshed roadster. As reported earlier this week, the revisions are mostly cosmetic, with the updated MX-5 sporting a more aggressive face and minor tweaks to the cabin...


Mazda MX-5: facelift revealed in leaked Japanese brochure
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Mazda MX-5: facelift revealed in leaked Japanese brochure

The facelifted Mazda MX-5 has been revealed in a series of leaked Japanese brochure images, previewing the updated design of Mazda’s sole dedicated sports car. Posted online by members of the MX-5 Owners’ Club Forum, the images reveal sharper front-end styling, mild interior tweaks, and a new pedestrian-friendly active bonnet for added safety for the refreshed model...


Mazda MX-5 GT Concept: track-day warrior to debut at Goodwood
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Mazda MX-5 GT Concept: track-day warrior to debut at Goodwood

The road legal Mazda MX-5 GT Concept will make its debut at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed to test customer reaction to a new high performance version of the iconic roadster. The MX-5 GT Concept has been built and tweaked by Jota Sport to pump out 150kW from its naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder and send it to the rear wheels via the standard six-speed manual gearbox...