The Mazda MX-5 Has All New Sharper Suit
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Forget about the worldwide synchronised launch event and take a look the Mazda’s feisty little roadster, the all new MX-5 (nee Lotus Elan). Mazda have forgone the classic evolutionary design route in favor of a more aggressive sharper looking style. Mazda-MX5-C The all new, rear-wheel drive, Mazda MX-5 is a product of a Fiat joint development union which will ultimately lead to the rumored Alfa Romeo Spider. But lets focus on the MX-5, its shorter by 105mm, wider and lower by 10mm than the previous generation, to keep weight down the body panels are made from aluminium which saves 100kg of mass. Mazda-MX5-B The engine range will feature Mazda’s Skyactive units, expect a slightly more powerful, cleaner more efficient 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine range which will be mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The new interior is a step up in quality and will feature a touchscreen system that will house many of the cars primary functions. The new MX 5 will have a retractable fabric roof to begin with a retractable hard top version following later on in the year. Around 80% of Mazda’s last generation MX-5 sold were the hard top models. Mazda-MX5-D The MX-5 accounts for 1 percent of Mazda’s global sale’s, 14,000 units were sold last year. The MX5 went on sale in 1990 and went on to become a much sought after, cheap to buy and own roadster. But competition from the likes of BMW and Mercedes have eroded the MX-5’s appeal. Pricing starts at £22k, the new MX-5 will go on sale across Europe by March, 2015.  Mazda-MX5-A
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