Mazda Throws Fresh Photos Of New MX-5 ND [68 Pics]

There aren’t many things that haven’t been written already about the latest generation of the globe’s arguably most popular roadster, the all-new Mazda MX-5.

With the first pre-production cars having arrived in Europe and Mazda being the honoured brand at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Japanese roadster is looking ready to bring even more fans to the Miata cult.

The ND generation is 100kg lighter and more compact from the previous model with 105mm taken out of the total length and the wheelbase being 15mm shorter. Mazda says this generation has the lowest centre of gravity in the series since the original model.

The base engine is a 129hp 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G unit, with the 2.0-litre one producing 158hp. Both versions are offered with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the 2.0-litre model is offered optionally with the Sport spec, which includes sportier Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential, a front strut bar, 17-inch alloys and body coloured mirrors.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Duke Woolworth

    I’m trying to fall in love with this, but my NC is a hobby car with 13k miles. And no screen.

  • Dave Sturge

    Am I the only one who feels that Mazda has really dropped the ball in the dash design on their new cars with the nav. screen looking like it was put in as an afterthought? Looks like someone glued an iPad to the dash. It’s also like this on the new CX-3 and Mazda 3 also.

    • Kash

      Meh. If Mercedes can do it, Mazda can do it. I do wish they’d shrink the bezel on the screen. Besides, the dash looks better than the face or the rear of the car.

This Low-Mileage 1994 Mazda RX-7 Is On Track To Sell For Over $100k

A 1994 Mazda RX-7 with all of its stock parts and dark blue paint is a collector’s dream.

774 HP DMS-Tuned BMW M5 Takes On 616 HP Competition Model

The BMW M5 Competition matched the DMS-tuned model’s acceleration off the line.

PSA Group May Shift Next-Gen Opel Astra Production From UK To Germany

The UK plant might cede a significant part of Astra production to Opel’s main plant in Rüsselsheim.

New Hobbs & Shaw Trailer Is Action-Packed And Filled With Cars

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters will do battle with Idris Elba in Hobbs & Show.

Sono To Build Sion Solar Car At Former Saab Plant In Sweden

German startup Sono will begin production on the solar-powered Sion hatchback next year.

Stock Toyota Yaris GRMN Is More Than Happy To Tackle The ‘Ring

Watch the Yaris GRMN lap the Nordschleife in under 9 minutes in a non-factory backed run.

Audi Allegedly Reducing E-Tron Production Goals Due To Battery Shortage

An insider claims there are “tons of problems” with battery supplier LG, which also delayed the launch of the e-tron Sportback.

Daimler May End Renault-Nissan Partnership, Cut 10,000 Jobs To Reduce Costs

These measures could be implemented as Daimler is looking for $6.75 billion in cost savings at Mercedes-Benz by 2021.

Jaguar Confirms It Is Working On New, Bespoke Electric Vehicles

Jaguar’s chief designer stated that their upcoming battery electrics will be built from the ground up as EVs.

Volkswagen Is Optimizing The Electric ID. R For Its Nurburgring Assault

The Volkswagen ID. R will need to clock a time faster than 6:45.9 to set an EV lap record at the ‘Ring.