2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Adopt 'Edgy' New Look

By | March 07, 2014
Considering it has not seen a full redesign since 2006, the iconic Mazda MX-5 Miata is in desperate need of refreshing. Luckily, a new Miata is expected to debut early next year at the Chicago Auto Show, and according to new details, it will adopt an "edgy" new look. Mazda Europe's chief designer Peter Birtwhistle, speaking with AutoExpress, said the car will be more masculine than in previous generations. "If I had to describe it in one word, it'd be 'edgy.' I think it will be a surprise for people." He anticipates more young men will find the car's new design appealing. While the new car will use Mazda's all-new Kodo design language, it will retain its identity as a Miata. "You sometimes think after three generations let’s start afresh with a clean sheet of paper," Birtwhistle said. "But you have a massive customer base who have a connection with the previous car, so you have to tread carefully."
Buyers can expect the swoopy lines of the current Miata to be replaced with a more aggressive, muscular look. It is also expected to receive better fuel economy than the previous iteration thanks to a more lightweight body. Hopefully, the Miata will also come with slightly more power while keeping its competitive price in the hot two-seater convertible segment. Expect the new Mazda to go on sale later in 2015. Source: AutoExpress