The next-generation Mazda MX 5 is currently scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York Motor Show to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original MX 5 Miata which was launched in 1989.
The two-seater roadster will apparently launch with a new lightweight SKYACTIV chassis that will weigh a lot less than the previous model and will feature the brand’s Kodo design language.
The sports car is expected to weigh around 1100 kg and will additionally be built to support either a folding metal top or conventional soft top.
Engine option details are yet to be confirmed, however rumours have suggested that the 2015 Mazda MX 5 will be powered by variants of the Japanese automaker’s SKYACTIV engines.
That includes a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder that develops more than 74 kW and 150 Nm of torque, as well as a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G engine.
Alongside the display of new chassis will be iconic MX-5 models from the past, 15 in total, many of which are from Mazda’s facility in Irvine, California. Since the MX-5 Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, over 900,000 units have been built and sold.
The New York Auto Show takes place on April 16th, more details will emerge then.