New Mazda MX-5 will soon to be seen on sale in UK
|   Tuesday, February 10, 2015
All new 25-year-old, latest fourth-generation version Mazda MX-5 roadsters will be going on sale in the late summer of 2015 in the UK. This new model will come up with company's SkyActive technology having new two petrol engines. Also, with its brand chassis consisting rear-wheel drive function it will now enter into the market promising to return with the original characteristics of ‘fun-to-drive' and will be more lighter, sharper and faster.

Masamichi Kogai the Company boss has been said before, that this new car will be recapturing first generation vehicle like fun and agility.
He said that, "The concept behind to build MX-5 was clear and simple. It was originally meant to offer with lightweight sports vehicle to get the precise pleasure of joy to move the car as that of driver intends to turn in particular direction."

According to Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the original MX-5 developer and program manager of new Mazda MX-5 who has also been worked on all the model generations, says that the new model been developed inspired from the first car. He also said that, the five crucial rules have to be conforming by the new model which characterizes MX-5. Thus, the rules are front-mid rear drive engine layout, lower kerb weight, 50:50 of weight balance distribution, affordability and less ‘yaw inertia' which means how fast it can change its direction.

Although, exact figure of new weight has not yet been unveiled by Mazda, but admits that its base model might end-up saving around 100kgs. This latest version will be smaller and lighter than the model which it replaces. Also, by using more of aluminum and other lighter materials will cut the weight and aid to extend weight savings such with those with under hood soft-top construction, bonnet, front-wings and boot, chassis, wheel bolts reduced from 5 to 4 as well the front suspensions.

At Japanese Company headquarter; the latest MX-5 design work has been carried out by Ikuo Maeda direction. Although, it's been referred to as Kodo design part of philosophy, it's more sharp-edged, simple and sculptured compared to its previous MX-5s.

The two-seater claims to have superior lower bonnet with thinner A-pillars and also windscreen header. Its cluttered cabin unveils all simple controls and will have the dashboard with center console via dominated infotainment screen and a rotary knob next to conventional handbrake. However, new Mazda MX-5 has not revealed its pricing but expected to get announced close to its sale date with a bit raise in its price compared to that of current models.

Moreover, the overall length of new car will be 105mm shorter with shrunk wheelbase by 15mm and will be 10mm wider and 20mm lower than its outgoing version. Under the car bonnet will be offered with SkyActive 1.5L direct injection petrol engine which features high-ratio compression. Also for some of the other regions it has been set with 2.0L engine and these two engine reworked versions powerplants offers 140bhp/180bhp featured by manual six-speed transmission gearbox. Further, in some of the markets it will be offered with an automatic 6-speed transmission as optional.
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