Mazda will unveil the new Mazda MX-5 Miata (Japanese name: Mazda Roadster) 25th Anniversary Edition sportscar at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker will reveal a newly-developed SKYACTIV-Chassis that will form the basis of the next generation all-new Mazda MX-5.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition is a special edition model that brings together 25 years’ worth of fun shared with fans. Based on the 2.0-litre 160ps Roadster Coupe model with power retractable hard top and either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, it is available exclusively in Soul Red Metallic.
The new model comes with Brilliant Black-painted roof, A-pillars, and door mirror housings; the off-white leather seat upholstery and door trim, hand-finished dashboard decorative panel in Piano Black and the fitting of Bilstein dampers plus 17-inch Dark Gunmetal alloy wheels.
In New York, Mazda will also reveal the newly developed SKYACTIV-Chassis that will be used for the upcoming next-generation, all-new Mazda MX-5. The engine and chassis are exhibited together, and it will be the first time that SKYACTIV technology has been displayed in a front-midship-engine layout and rear-wheel-drive configuration.
The engine is located closer to the vehicle’s centre and the vehicle’s centre of gravity is lower than in any previous Mazda MX-5. The upcoming model has been engineered and developed to achieve outstanding body rigidity and crashworthiness, while also reducing the overall weight by more than 100kg.