2015 Mazda MX 5

2015 Mazda MX 5

Good news! We have actually been given the first photo of the brand-new 2015 Mazda MX 5.Bad news! It’s simply an image of the chassis, so unless you excel in ChassisSpeak, we’ll need to wait a little bit to see the entire thing.

Revealed at the New York Motor Show, Mazda has actually revealed this ‘Skyactiv-Chassis’ for the very first time, showcasing the next-gen MX-5’s front-midship engine and rear-wheel-drive layout.

We’re promised this brand-new car will certainly be a much more compact configuration than the Mazda MX-5 just before it, with the engine slotted in closer to the facility of the automobile, and the center of mass less than ever before, as well.

2015 Mazda MX 5

Mazda has actually been active with the fat loss too, losing some 100kg off the general weight. So if we take today’s MX-5 kerbweight at 1230kg, the brand-new one will tip the scales at around 1130kg, which is really rather light. An MX-5 Superleggera, if you will.

“The original concept behind the MX-5 was so easy, to supply the pure delight of a light-weight sportscar that moves exactly as the driver intends,” Mazda principal Takashi Yamanouchi said. “We have needed to regularly reinvent the MX-5 – far beyond easy evolution – in order to remain real to that original ideal.”.

Mazda MX 5 2015

Therefore, Mazda is also showing off a 25th anniversary edition of the current sportscar, which obtains the 2.0-litre, 156bhp engine, a set of Bilstein dampers, an exclusive ‘soul red’ physical body colour, black roofing system, off-white leather-made furniture and door trim, a hand-finished dash panel and 17in gunmetal gray alloy wheels.

2015 Mazda MX 5 interior

Oh, and below’s a fun fact for you to chew on: given that its launch in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record advantageous selling two-seater sportscar, with virtually one million devices created so far. We’ll see the brand new variation at the Paris show this fall …

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