At the New York Auto Show, Mazda displayed a stripped-down version of the upcoming 2016 MX-5 Miata. So stripped down, it was just the chassis.
Mazda showed its creative side when describing the chassis in a press release, “With no richly layered, character line-laden sheet metal to hide beneath, the Skyactiv-Chassis lays out a narrative of MX-5′s continuing story with a perfectly arranged table of contents.”
This shiny, mostly aluminum chassis reveals more about the new MX-5 than you might think. It incorporates Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV technology, hence the extensive use of aluminum. This will lead to a lighter MX-5 than previous generations. Mazda says it is aiming for 220 pounds of weight loss, which will bring its curb weight much closer to 2,000 pounds.
The fully-formed 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is expected to debut at the Chicago Auto Show early next year.
Here at Bakersfield Mazda, we can’t wait to see what Mazda has in store for this all-new MX-5.