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Mazda MX-5 production for Australia underway

The first 2015 Mazda MX-5 models destined for Australia have begun rolling off the production line at the company's Ujina plant near Hiroshima, ahead of their on-sale date in August.  Mazda Australia has already taken about 16,000 “registrations of interest” on the fourth-generation MX-5, which has understandably been the subject of a long-running promotional campaign...

2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch

The all-new Mazda MX-5 won’t weigh under a tonne when it lands in Australia in mid-August – but it will come mighty close. Mazda Australia today confirmed the fourth-generation MX-5 would tip the scales at 1009kg in its lightest form...

Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report

A report indicates that the Fiat 124 Spider will make its debut at an end-of-the-year auto show before going on sale around the world during 2016. Sources have told Edmunds that the Fiat 124 Spider will premiere at either the Frankfurt auto show in September or the Los Angeles auto show in November. The Fiat 124 Spider will be based on the Mazda MX-5's rear-wheel drive platform...

Mazda MX-5's US pricing undercuts Toyota 86

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 will undercut the starting price of both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 in the US, it has been announced. This week, Mazda’s US arm announced an opening gambit on the fourth-generation MX-5 of US$24,915, about $1000 more than the predecessor model. This figure, nevertheless, still undercuts the Scion FR-S at $25,470 — the FR-S is what the Toyota 86 is called in the US — and the $25,695 Subaru BRZ...

2015 Mazda MX-5 weighs under a tonne, will be lighter than some first-gen models - report

If a report out of the US is correct, the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is not only lighter than the outgoing model, but will also be less hefty than later versions of the first-generation convertible. According to Car and Driver, Mazda's official weight for the "ND" MX-5 is 998kg for the 96kW/150Nm 1.5-litre direct-injection four-cylinder model, and 1058kg for the 116kW/200Nm 2...

2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start

Keen to drive the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 but can't wait for its official on-sale date? Fear not, Microsoft and Forza have the solution. From March 17 – one month before North American public sales begin – the 2015 ND Mazda MX-5 will be available to drive in the video game world of Forza Horizon 2 via a free downloadable pack...

Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has confirmed that the company's version of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 will branded as the Fiat 124 Spider. Marchionne confirmed the joint-venture vehicle's name during a question and answer session with members of the European motoring press...

Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed

The Mazda MX-5 Accessories Concept has been unveiled at the Chicago motor show along with confirmation of the output of the production car's 2.0-litre engine. As previously speculated, the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine will produce 116kW of power and 200Nm of torque, which is within 2kW of the same motor when it's used in Australia-bound Mazda 3 and CX-5...

2015 Mazda MX-5 will feature 96kW 1.5-litre direct-injection engine

Power and torque figures for the 1.5-litre version of the all-new Mazda MX-5 roadster have been released. Derived from the 1.5-litre engine fitted to the Mazda 2, the MX-5's 1.5-litre mill has been not only been turned around for a longitudinal mounting, but has also been specially tuned for the roadster. In the MX-5, the 1...

2015 Mazda MX-5 to have "keener" pricing

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will have to be keener on pricing to better compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, according to the boss of Mazda Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, admitted there’s opportunity for sharper pricing on the new MX-5 to temp younger buyers back to the model...

2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia

Mazda has officially confirmed the engine lineup for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 along with releasing several new images of the upcoming sports car. As reported by CarAdvice in early October (but now officially confirmed), there will be a choice of 1.5- and 2...