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.

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  • 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.

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