2015 Mazda Miata Design to Hearken Back to Original

We’ve gotten some updates on what the new 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5 may look like when it makes its debut next year. The new design will likely be lighter, have Mazda’s SkyActiv Technology, and use more ovals.

2015 Mazda Maita

Will the 2015 Mazda Miata look more like this 2012 one than the 2014?

Australia’s Motoring site was able to speak with an unnamed Mazda insider who said, “With the new roadster, you can expect to see a new interpretation of Mazda’s ‘Kodo’ design language. The oval-shaped grille is a major departure from current Mazda styling and will hint back to the original car. And, of course, the MX-5 will feature all of the company’s new Skyactiv technologies that we’ve seen in the CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3.”

The source also said that the Ibuki concept that debuted at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show is a great starting place for the new Miata design. It may also shed some weight and come in at a curb weight similar to the original—about 2,100 pounds.

What new design features would you love to see in the new 2015 Mazda Miata? It’s going to be a long year to wait until we get to see the real thing.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Celebrates 25 Years

Happy birthday, Mazda Miata!

The MX-5 Miata celebrates 25 years as an amazing roadster, which entered our lives in 1989 and has held a cherished spot in our hearts ever since.

The MX-5 Miata Celebrates 25 Years

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

When the Miata first entered the automotive world, people were taken aback by its amazing fun-to-drive, sporty nature. Since then it has become the world’s best-selling two-seat sports car (it holds the Guinness World Record).

The Mazda Miata has always had an incredibly accessible price. The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata has a starting price under $30,000. However, despite the small price tag, the Miata is big on thrills.

Over its 25-year history, the design of the Miata has remained somewhat timeless, receiving only small changes to its design.

At next year’s Chicago Auto Show, Mazda will reveal the fourth generation of the Miata. If you want to explore the fantastic history of the roadster as the MX-5 Miata celebrates 25 years and see a bit of how its design came to be, Check out Mazda’s new site dedicated to the Miata.

Mazda Has Lowest Five-Year Cost to Own

Nobody likes to pay more for a car than they have to, but sometimes even if a car has a lower sticker price it may end up costing you more in fuel, insurance, or other normal costs of ownership. Each year, Kelley Blue Book compiles a list of the cars with the lowest five-year cost to own and for the second year in a row, the Mazda brand came out on top.

The 2014 Mazda3

The 2014 Mazda3

“New-car shoppers naturally want to know how much a car will cost upfront; however, sometimes an even more expensive car can actually save you money during the first five years of ownership,” said Dan Ingle, vice president of vehicle valuations for Kelley Blue Book, in a statement. KBB’s list “evaluates the other out-of-pocket expenses drivers will incur, which helps consumers choose the vehicle that fits them and their wallets best, helping save money down the road.”

KBB found that Mazda generally had low transaction prices, low depreciation, and “ranked among the lowest in fuel and insurance costs.” Leading Mazda’s victory were the Mazda3, Mazda6, and the CX-5 crossover.

So, if you’re looking for a quality vehicle that won’t break the bank and offers the lowest five-year cost to own, come visit us at Bakersfield Mazda and find the new Mazda car that fits your lifestyle

2014 MAZDA3 Five-Door

2014 Mazda3

Mazda has released its redesigned 2014 MAZDA3. This car is available as either a sedan or five-door hatchback and features a striking new design, a comfortable interior, and a sporty driving feel.

Edmunds.com says the MAZDA3 hatchback “is easily our favorite hatchback in this class.”

Despite being a car designed for those who are relatively economically-minded, the MAZDA3 features an upscale interior that feels luxurious and high-tech. Because of the MAZDA3’s remarkable new technology features, including a vivid seven-inch color touchscreen, Edmunds continues its review by comparing the MAZDA3 to not only to a Mercedes, but to an Audi and BMW, as well.

The 2014 MAZDA3 is available in five trims ranging from the base i Sport model to the top-of-the-line, s Grand Touring trim. There are two engines to choose from. The base engine is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 155 horsepower. A more powerful 184-horsepower 2.5-liter, four-cylinder can get you to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds. Both engines are part of Mazda’s efficiency-boosting SKYACTIV technology.

Want to get your hands on the best-looking hatchback on the market? Come visit us at Bakersfield Mazda and take the 2014 MAZDA3 out for a spin.