Twenty-six years ago, the first MX-5 Miata two-door roadster debuted and immediately made its mark, both on the track and off, as the new definition of what a sporty, fun-to-drive two-seat convertible sports car should be. From its racing-inspired handling to its responsive engine, the original Miata was simply a blast to drive.
It still is.
The Legend Continues
Now in its fourth generation, the all-new 2016 Miata carries on the marque’s proud, race-bred heritage; but with a new level of sophistication, refinement, and technological innovation. Finely tuned to appeal to the spirited driver in all of us, the new Miata knows how to take on the twists and turns of the road less traveled with confident assurance.While the overall dimensions of the 2016 Miata closely resemble the original, it’s actually a bit shorter, lighter, and smaller without skimping on interior space. A sloping front hood improves forward visibility which allows a lower driving position. Echoing the brand’s “Kodo – Soul of Motion” design philosophy, the Miata is fluidly sculpted with exquisite proportions. The new iteration also sheds weight through a variety of means, from the transmission and extensive use of aluminum to the revived classic-roadster four-bolt lug nuts. The Miata still manages to maintain its 50/50 weight balance; however, the engine now sits behind the front axle, for more of a front, mid-engine layout.
Nimble and surefooted, the 2016 Miata offers responsive steering and precise shifts with short throws from its six-speed manual transmission (an optional automatic will be offered). The U.S. version of the Miata will get Mazda’s proven SKYACTIV 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, making 155 hp with 148 lb ft of torque. With plenty of grip and predictive handling, it’s sure to continue Miata’s domination on the track through Mazda’s global MX-5 Cup program.
Recently, automotive journalists from around the world had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Japanese-spec right-hand-drive 2016 Miatas for extended test drives in the mountains outside of Barcelona, Spain. Here’s what they wrote:
Jack Baruth, who writes for Road & Track Magazine, enthused: “Is it the best Miata ever? Clearly. It’s more than a great Miata. It’s a wake-up call to the people who build cars around the world…But it’s also a wake-up call to drivers around the world…Were this car half as good as it is, it would be good enough – but instead, it’s truly great.”
And Tony Quiroga of Car and Driver Magazine, writes: “…it’s gratifying to know that the Miata continues to stay true to the original…It’s still a small sports car. It’s still big fun. It’s still a toy. Best of all, it still makes us happy.”
We simply couldn’t say it any better.
Reserve Your 2016 MX-5 Miata Roadster Today at Mazda of Elk Grove
Due to arrive later in 2015, reservations for the iconic new 2016 MX-5 Miata Roadster are now being accepted at Mazda of Elk Grove, the number-one Mazda dealership in Sacramento. Because we expect a Tsunami of eager buyers once the Miata hits our showroom, we encourage you “zoom zoom” on in to our showroom and put your name on the reservation list so you won’t be disappointed. Stop by our dealership, conveniently located at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757. Or call our Sales Department at 877-977-5310 for more information. To reach our Service Department, please call 877-977-4640.