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Mazda MX-5 Miata to Celebrate 25th Birthday at New York Auto Show

By Matthew Askari | March 20, 2014
For the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the New York Auto Show will hold special relevance. The Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, and 25 years later, Mazda will give the celebrated roadster its own display in New York, featuring 15 unique MX-5 Miata models from the past quarter-century. Mazda North American President Jim O'Sullivan said "MX-5 Miata is the quintessential Mazda, and after 25 years, every vehicle in the lineup continues to feature some characteristic of MX-5: a fluid shifter, a lightness on its feet, quickness around a corner, a fun-to-drive DNA. With all the whiz-bang technology and comfort amenities increasingly added to modern vehicles, MX-5's direct connection between car and driver still remains the standard feature that puts smiles on drivers' faces." The Mazda MX-5 Miata has earned a storied reputation for its playful, endearing nature. In addition to offering excellent handling, and top-down, open-air fun, all Miatas are also rear-wheel drive, making for excellent driving dynamics. Not to be overlooked, the Miata is also accessibly priced, a factor that has helped it amass more than 900,000 sales worldwide. The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, good for 167 horsepower when paired with the standard five-speed manual transmission, or six-speed manual transmission on Club and Grand Touring models. An automatic transmission is an option, the Miata makes 158 horsepower when paired to the auto. The next-gen MX-5 Miata is expected to debut this fall, and we're looking forward to getting behind the wheel. Check back for updates from New York, and from our first drive in a few months. Source: Mazda
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