Mazda Skyactiv Engineering In Next MX5


Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Mazda Skyactiv Engineering In Next MX5


Mazda has just showed a glimpse of the next generation MX5 and has not offered too many details to go with the platform, but they did mention a weight reduction of up to 100kg which will give the next generation 2015 MX-5 a kerb weight of just under 1000kg. Mazda’s Skyactiv platform will also be used by the 2015 Miata’s nonidentical twin. This will be released by a Fiat Group brand and while Alfa Romeo was the most likely company in the past, Abarth is now the expected badge.

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Nonetheless, each car will have its own engines and for the 2015 Miata, the game will start with an updated version of Mazda’s 1.5-liter petrol unit note that the carmaker’s current Skyactiv-G petrol engine range currently only includes naturally-aspirated units. At the other end of the scale, we should find a tweaked incarnation of Mazda’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.


Literally on top of this tech package, the MX-5 will probably feature a cloth roof, as the solution is lighter, more compact and more affordable. Mazda could return to the current foldable metallic hardtop later on in the Miata’s lifecycle.


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