The fourth generation offering from Mazda; MX-5 roadster is making a buzz. Our team managed to get their hands on the design language used by Mazda often, which is called the Kodo. Not many will be acquainted with what is Kodo but it did leave its impression quite distinctively. The fundamentals on the other hand for the coming MX-5 are said to be the same. You will find the two seats, rear wheel drive and also the folding roof. As what is being said, this current version of the car is said to be lighter than the previous one. The weight will be cut down to an almost two to three hundred pounds, making it a truly improved version.If you look at the car manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes, they have some distinguished models that do it good for their company. These models are perfect and do nothing but good to the brand. Likewise, when it comes to Mazda, the company strongly feels that it is the MX-5. It is one of the bestselling when it comes to roadster of all times. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that this is one such car that leaves a benchmark for the best drive at the best price.
The company opts for an all new rear wheel drive, a design that is recently been developed and only for the MX-5. The platform however is going to be shared by both Mazda as well as Fiat when they enter an agreement.
Going by the word, it seems like the MX-5 will go with four small cylinder based engine. This will be of most 1.3 liter turbocharged to go with the same pace which is 167 hp. In order to highlight the company’s strategies to produce power that comes straight from the high compression ratios, reducing on the rotating mess and internal friction, the company will endorse it in all its advertisements. However, this is not the first time that company brought the factory turbocharged; you will get to find it even in the second generation cars of Mazda. This makes us think that there is a possibility of having a sportier version too. This we say after hearing about the experimentation done with a hotter MX-5 presages which is even more powerful.
The competition comes from different cars like Mini Roadster, Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang V-6, Mini Cooper convertible, Scion FR-S and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
The twenty something lot may not like the edge styling that the MX 5 is offering. It could affect the sales too. The turbocharging may not be out and out brilliant, because it does not offer the best power.
As far as the price is concerned, the actual price is not yet declared. However, it seems like it should start somewhere from $25,000. The launch will be something in late 2013 or mostly in early 2014.