Mazda Eyes Weight Reduction for 2015 MX-5 Miata


The next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5 is set to leave nearly 300 pounds in the dust.

Next Generation 2015 Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is a car that certainly needs no introduction. Considered to be the most raced car of all time, the Miata has been a perennial favorite of both everyday drivers and track enthusiasts since its introduction in 1989. Earning driver favor with qualities like speed, agility, and value pricing, new models of the MX-5 tend to draw a great deal of attention throughout the automotive world.

Such is the case with the next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5. Each newly released detail regarding the lauded roadster seems to stir the public’s pot of automotive anticipation. Most recently, specs related to the vehicle’s curb weight have Mazda enthusiasts clamoring anew for the MX-5’s release date.

The current generation Miatas are one of the few remaining vehicles in the Mazda line that have escaped a full treatment of the manufacturer’s SkyActiv technology. This is planned to change with the next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5. Not only will this drive up efficiency in the new Miata, but the weight of the vehicle should be drastically reduced as well.


This is one of the few renderings that anticipates how the next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5 will be styled.

Like any 25-year-old, the Mazda roadster had become a little weighty over the years. The 2015 Miata, however, will be on a steady diet of SkyActiv and turbo. When the next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5 is released in the upcoming year, the car is expected to be equipped with a 1.3L turbocharged engine. Together with weight-saving SkyActiv, this smaller engine displacement is set to shave close to 300 pounds off the 2015 MX-5—all without sacrificing horsepower.

The improvements made to the next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5 are actually poised to make the car one of the best Miatas yet. Guaranteed to be dressed in Mazda’s KODO design language, the 2015 MX-5 will also boast a power-to-weight ratio unseen since the model’s first generation days.

As more information about the next generation 2015 Mazda MX-5 becomes available, the Mazda of Lodi blog will be sure highlight each and every development.