The Japanese based automaker Mazda is looking forward towards an MPS version of the new MX-5.
If you thought that revealing the new generation of the MX-5 will put an end to rumors on the popular roadster, think again, because the car manufacturer is currently planning on introducing a hotter version of the model. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to a recent report published by the guys from Motoring, the vehicle might be getting a new turbocharged or MPS version. This new model will most likely “live” for 10 years which should give it time to be offered in several derivatives.
According to our source, which is citing Kudo Hidetoshi, the company’s head of global public relations, the hotter Mazda MX-5 is prioritizing the use of a turbocharged engine in order to maintain a lightweight construction, but don’t act too surprised either if you will see the 2.5 liter SKYACTIV-G under its hood. It’s not known at the moment how much power the new unit will be sending to the wheels but this should satisfy the needs of the company’s fans.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is being offered with a 50:50 weight distribution, with electric power assisted rack, a front double wishbone, a rear multi-link setup, rear solid discs, front ventilated ones and the KODO design language. Under its hood we can find the 129 HP (96 kW) and 150 Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque 1.5L SKYACTIV-G and the larger 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-G, whose specifications are not known at the moment.