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.