CGI: 2013 Mazda MX-2
However, taking into account that the MX-2 is likely to be a cheaper roadster, the Japanese automaker might still give it a shot. Obviously, this is only pure speculation but, in case the car will indeed go in production, it will look somewhat like the model shown in the adjacent computer generated images (CGI).
Since talking about the potential engines that might reach the new roadster is a complete waste of time, the design is, as you can see for yourselves, fairly appealing and will be probably made by the same team who's been in charge for the latest concepts released by the company, including Furai, Kazamai and Kiora.
As for the MX-5, the facelift for the third generation MX-5, dubbed as the NC, arrived in mid-2008 as a refreshed vehicle that carried few features over the previous models. While the body shell design is close to that of the NA and one would normally think of the model as an updated NB, the car has only kept the side panels from the '98 generation, having assumed a separate identity.