Next-gen Mazda MX-5 is coming in 2015 image

The future generation of the Mazda MX-5 will finally hit the market in 2015 and the model will be highly customizable.

The Japanese based automaker is trying to keep the future generation of the model into the shadows for the moment but according to the guys at the future Mazda MX-5 will hit the market in 2015. Our source is saying that that the company is considering more options to “help build a customer’s relationship with the car”, as Akira Tamatani has told What Car?.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is expected to lose some weight on the way, about 100 kg (220 lbs) compared to the outgoing version and the model has a big chance to get a new 1.3 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which should generate a total output of 200 horsepower (203 PS / 149 kW). The new Mazda MX-5 will be assembled in Hiroshima, Japan, and an Alfa Romeo variant of the model is expected to be revealed too.

As a quick reminder, Mazda has updated the MX-5 earlier this year, with a discreet facelift, adding a new front fascia, textile-leather combination for the upholstery in the cabin and the model’s throttle response has been improved, along with the handling and braking systems.