New Mazda MX-5 to be launched in 2015 image

The Japanese based automaker Mazda is currently working on a new generation of the MX-5 which is said to make its way onto the Old Continent sometimes next year.

One of the most popular roadsters in history, the Mazda MX-5, is now getting ready to receive a new generation, which should be making its way onto the market in 2015. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet but it’s actually part of a report published by Autocar. According to our source, the fourth generation of the popular roadster is currently under development and it will go official next year.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 will be riding on a light platform and it will be assembled from several aluminum elements, which will ensure its almost 100 kg weight loss. The looks of the new roadster will be inspired by the Kodo design language, which can be seen on the Mazda3 and Mazda6. As far as the engine lineup goes, this will include the 1.5 liter SkyActiv-G from the Mazda3, which has been rated at 100 HP and 150 Nm of torque. A SkyActiv–G 2.0 liter with more than 150 HP will also become available for the model. More details on the future Mazda MX-5 generation will be announced close to its debut.