Sunday, May 12, 2013

RUMOR: Next up for a SkyActiv makeover, the 2015 MX-5 Miata!

Earlier this year, Mazda and Alfa Romero forged a new partnership which will be bringing a newly designed Mazda MX-5 Miata starting in 2015. At Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new Mazda dealership in Orlando, Florida, our customers have shared with us the relief that the SkyActiv technologies in the 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 CX-5 and Mazda6 bring by offering great fuel economy and unparalleled safety features. Rumors have it that by the model cycle for 2015, the MX-5 Miata will be joining the other SkyActiv vehicles by coming equipped with a 1.3 liter turbocharged diesel SkyActiv engine!

Just a concept? or reality? We'll know soon enough!
It’s also rumored that the new SkyActiv diesel engine that will be added to the 2015 MX-5 Miata will be a modified 1.6 liter SkyActiv engine with an output of approximately 130 horsepower. If this is true, then it would officially make it the lowest horsepower a Miata has had since 1996. However, Mazda is looking at new design and manufacturing techniques that would drop the overall weight getting it down to about 1,760 pounds. While no official word is out by Mazda on the next generation of Miata’s, we’ll know more as time goes by. For more information about new Mazda’s and the current 2013 MX-5 Miata, visit Sign up for a test drive on our website to experience the thrill of Mazda’s legacy roadster with a Mazda Expert today!