The wait for a new convertible sports car could finally get over with 2017 Mazda Miata! Having such a car would certainly offer fun and pleasurable on-road driving. The manufacturer introduced the first MX-5 model back in the year 1989. With some modification and a few changes in its specification, the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 had been announced on 3 September 2014.
What’s new in 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
Its current edition will be revamped to offer 2017 MX-5 Miata, which will cover some impressive updates. Well, it will retain its rear-wheel drive for such compact sports roadster.
2017 Mazda Miata – Design and Features
In its exterior design, the body will incorporate some steel parts along with high-strength parts and twin-backbone frame. Unlike its predecessor had a large grille, the new model will attribute the same. This is because it will offer a distinctive look with its slanting down hood design.
If someone looks at its headlights, then it will seem like a tear-drop which will come with LED technology. Its front grille will cover its signature style and almost there is an invisible front bumper. It makes the model crisp and clean with a new sleeker design for a sportier look.
All new 2017 Mazda Miata will be on the platform of Mazda ND with the 2-door roadster. It is evident that this model will be manufactured at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant. According to the experts, Mazda will keep most of the features similar to its previous model. The dashboard will be unaltered that provide digital instrument panels.
One can see that it’s most of the switches and buttons are replaced with a modern touch screen. The center console will look similar in design and shape, and its steering wheel with three-spoke layout will be retained in this model.
In its ergonomics, it has been pretty much similar, but seating positions are already built a bit lower than its predecessor for its current model. It is expected that 2017 Mazda Miata will occupy the same seating position. With the incorporation of these extra supportive seats, it will appropriate for all roadster lovers.
2017 Mazda Miata – Engine Specifications
The engine of new MX-5 will likely to be the same that is present in its current model. It is equipped with two engine variants:
- 1.5-liter SkyActiv – G Inline-4 engine for Japanese market
- 2.0-liter SkyActiv – G Inline-4 engine for US market
The 1.5-liter engine can produce a maximum power of 129 hp and 110 lb-ft. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission system. The 2.0-liter engine can produce a maximum power of 155 hp and 148 lb-ft. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
- Length 1 inch (3,915 mm)
- Width 1 inch (1,730 mm)
- Height 6 inch (1,235 mm)
- Wheelbase 1 inch (2,315 mm)
- Curb Weight 2,332 lb (Manual) and 2,381 lb (Automatic)
2017 Mazda Miata – Price
The 2017 Mazda Miata will get a hike in its price from the current version. It is expected to get more than $25,990 for its manual transmission system and $32,100 for its automatic transmission system.