Mazda Goes Back to the Basics for 2014 MX-5 Miata

We at Flight-Line Mazda think it'd be pretty incredible to break a world record. But since displaying the most Mazda loyalty or highest automotive enthusiasm isn't quite quantifiable, we're just going to have to live vicariously through one of our favorite models: the Mazda MX-5 Miata. According to the Guinness World Book of Records, based on sales, it's the most popular sports car in the world.

Needless to say, with a successful 22-year run behind it, the MX-5 Miata has a lot to live up to for future model years. That's why we're so pleased to hear that the automaker has a trick up its sleeve for the 2014 variant. Instead of completely changing things up, Mazda will go the other direction and revert back to earlier model styling ques. In one article, Hirotaka Kanazawa, Chief of Research and Development, says, "We will return to the original. It will be lightweight and the cost will be lightweight too. It will be easy to handle and fun to drive."1.

Unlike older Mazda MX-5 Miata installments, however, the upcoming variant will show notes of the new Takeri Concept styling language. What exactly does that mean? Think alluring undertones and a more attractive body. As for power, it's looking like Mazda will give the model a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with SkyActiv technology. SkyActiv will work alongside the new convertible variant's reduced, 2,200-lb weight to deliver excellent fuel-economy stats.

Flight-Line Mazda for one, is excited to experience a new wave of the old MX-5 Miata flavor. Until the 2014 variant arrives, we invite you to check out our current MX-5 Miata offerings or any of the other new Mazda models we have available at 1350 E 32nd St Yuma, AZ 85365. If you like what you see, feel free to contact us for a test drive!

Source: 1http://www.automoblog.net/2011/12/05/zoom-zoom-2014-mazda-mx-5-miata/

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