Mazda recently spread a word out to unveil something interesting at 2016 New York International Auto Show. Some are expecting it to be CX-5 Crossover but in all probability it’s a hardtop version of the MX-5 Miata which was unveiled last year. The compact sports car is currently available in soft-top configuration only and this seems to be the right place to for the new version to come out of veil. While an official announcement is yet to be heard, possibility of a hardtop Miata Roadster coupe can’t be denied considering the same bodystyle was available in previous generation models also.
The Mazda MX-5 is available in three trim levels – Sport, Club and Grand Touring – and makes use of Skyactiv 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 155 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 148 lb-ft (195 Nm) of torque at 4,600 rpm. Red line comes at 6,800 rpm. Choice of both manual and automatic transmissions is there and both are 6-speed units.
In terms of equipment, the Miata Sport has 16-inch wheels, front and side impact airbags, manual AC and 6 speakers audio system. Next is the Miata Club that additionally gets 17-inch alloy wheels, 9-speakers BOSE audio system, LED daytime running lights, and more. Miata Grand Touring – the flagship model – that is available at $30,065 in US comes with exclusive dark silver alloy wheels, lane departure warning system, Blind spot monitoring, leather trimmed heated seats and more.
Similarly, Miata hardtop can be expected to be available in more than one variant.
Stay tuned for more updates!