By comparison, the Euro-spec Mazda MX-5 with the 1.5-liter four-banger (130 HP and 111 lb-ft / 150 Nm) weighs approximately 2,204 lbs (a ton in European money). But let's be frank here - everybody wants the 2-liter mill, developing 155 HP and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm).
So the much-hyped 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is lighter and smaller than the NC generation, but what else should you be looking for besides a thoroughly organic driving experience? Pricing? That’ll be $24,970 by the time the US-spec car will arrive at Stateside dealers late this summer.
The ND will be offered exclusively with 16 and 17-inch wheels with four lugnuts. These will be wearing Yokohama Advan Sports (195/50R-16) or Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (205/45R-17) rubber. By the way, production of the fourth-gen has already begun in the Land of the Rising Sun.
In all frankness, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata isn't underpowered, not even with the 1.5-liter that's preferred by the team of engineers. Skinny tires and 130 or 155 horsepower are enough for sideways hoonage and heel-and-toe-ing this Japanese roadster to your heart's desire.
The manufacturer says that European deliveries of the Mazda MX-5 Miata are slated to begin in July.