New car will reach global markets in 2015.
Mazda unveilied the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 (known as Roadster in Japan) together with fans at events held simultaneously in Japan, USA and Spain. As for us, expect to see it for sale in Singapore in the second quarter of 2015! The all-new MX-5, which adopts both SKYACTIV technology and Mazda's KODO-Soul of Motion design language.
The MX-5 is an iconic model representing Mazda's vehicle-engineering philosophy—the pursuit of driving pleasure. "Innovate in order to preserve" was the motto for the fourth generation, as the development team searched for innovations that go beyond simple evolution.
Environmental and safety demands are much more stringent, thus the fourth generation MXX-5 adopts Mazda's SKYACTIV technology while offering the pure driving fun of a lightweight sports car.
The design of the all-new MX-5 reveals another layer to Mazda's KODO design language. The exquisite proportions make the driver and passenger stand out, and both the interior and exterior evoke the exhilaration of open-top driving.
It is the most compact of any generation MX-5 so far and is more than 100 kilograms lighter than the model it replaces, promising a dramatic leap in Jinba-ittai driving fun.
As of July 2014, total production volume of the Mazda MX-5 exceeded 940,000 units and it continues to hold the Guinness World Record for the best-selling two-seater sports car. This highly-celebrated model has received over 200 awards from around the globe including Japan Car of the Year 2005-2006.