2012 Mazda MX-5 Info

Mazda is planing a revolution for the MX-5 model, with the company planing to bring the vehicle back to its roots, while offering it a new-age design touch.

The new MX-5 will come to the world in 2012 and will use Mazda’s outgoing Nagare design language, as autocar reports.

The Nagare design language, which is inspired by the nature’s flowing elements, will not be featured on any new Mazda concepts. It will be replaced by a new design direction this fall.

However, Mazda will use it on the new MX-5 in order to make the most out of it - the only series vehicle to have received it is the Mazda5 MPV, a vehicle that couldn’t exactly be called the perfect base to showcase a design language.

As for the tech side, Mazda considers that the MX-5 model is starting to drift away from the original vehicle’s philosophy. The Japanese automotive producer has decided to set a weight target of 1,000 kg for the new MX-5. This would allow the model to offer pure driving pleasure and also keep the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions low.

Mazda engineers are still evaluating the powerplants that will be found under the hood of the next generation of the roadster. However, we could expect the engine range to include two Sky-G petrol units (the Sky-G engines are specifically built for increased efficiency). We are talking about a 1.6 liter and a 1.8 liter unit. The powerplants will be mated to a six speed manual transmission as standard.
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