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More Mazda MX-5 info
Another look at the Mazda MX-5 makes us more excited.
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What's this all about?

It's all about re-creating an icon, a car that's responsible for re-invigorating the small, light, inexpensive sports car marketplace when the original Mazda MX-5 was introduced back in 1989. There's a lot of love out there for the MX-5 - rightfully, so this has got to be right.

Tell me more about it.

Sticking to the mantra of light and simple the MX-5 is more of the same from the firm. That's a good thing, as the compact drop-top has not gained any weight - unlike most 25-year olds... There's 50/50 weight distribution, a manual six-speed gearbox mated to a 1.5-litre petrol engine and rear-wheel drive. All now with a lower centre of gravity, too. That'll mean nothing to many buyers, but for Mazda's hard-core MX-5 fanboys that spec reads like manna from heaven.

Ok. What's going on inside?

Much the same as usual, which is a good thing. So it's all pretty simple, though the material quality has thankfully taken a leap up over MX-5s of old. There's more connectivity and greater safety, too, all with very Japanese names like MZD Connect and i-ActivSense. Still a two-seat sports car then, with very little luggage space, but it's all about fun, like it always has been.

Is there any way I can find out more about it?

It'll be with us soon, and in Mazda showrooms in time for next summer. If you're keen you'd better get a deposit down sharpish, as the previous three generations have sold 950,000 combined, and this one's unlikely to follow that trend.

Kyle Fortune - 3 Oct 2014

Earlier articles featuring 2015 Mazda MX-5

2014-09-05: Fourth-gen Mazda MX-5 unveiled
2014-07-04: Sept reveal for all-new Mazda MX-5

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