The new-generation Mazda MX-5 / Miata has been unveiled simultaneously in Japan, USA and Europe, coming with both the SYACTIV technology and the KODO-Soul of Motion design language.
Using the SKYACTIV technology, the new MX-5 is now 100 kg lighter, while the front-midship engine is located closer to the cars center in order to achieve a 50:50 weight distribution. It also comes with specially tuned direct-injection gasoline engines as well as new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
Designers focused on giving the car beautiful proportions, which are translated through a deeper expression of the KODO design theme. The body surfaces are richly expressing the Japanese sense of contrast between stillness and motion.
The snug cockpit comes with a symmetric geometry, using quality materials and enough features for the vehicle to double as a daily driver. Still, the shapes have been kept simple to let the driver focus on driving and fell the real enjoyment the car is set to provide.