Mazda Bringing A World Premiere To New York; Could Be MX-5 Roadster Coupe

Mazda has sent out invitations to the motoring press for the New York Auto Show in which they’re announcing a world premiere without naming it yet.

British magazine Autocar received one of those invites and it believes it could be the hard-top version of the new-generation MX-5, called the MX-5 Roadster Coupé in Europe and the PRHT for Power Retractable Hard Top in North America, as the card included a folded paper message that read, “Help us blow the lid off at the New York Auto Show”.

First introduced in the third iteration (NC) of the MX-5 Miata series about eight months after it went on sale in 2006, the retractable hardtop model became an instant hit, making up more than half of all sales in the US, and over 80 percent in Britain.

For the fourth-generation of the MX-5 Miata, Mazda will likely keep the same folding metal roof formula, albeit with a lighter and more compact mechanism, offering the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 155hp in the US and 160PS in Europe, paired to either a 6-speed manual or an automatic, as the traditional soft top version.

We should know for sure in the coming weeks.

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  • DuDE

    Could also be the CX-4

    • Archknight77

      CX4 was my first thought as well since Mazda seems to introduce a new model at every auto show it attends. A hardtop wouldn’t be an annoucement strong enough to warrant invitations. New engine transmission maybe, even though the SkyActiv 6AT is good they are still behind everyone else.

  • Mind Synthetic

    if its a mx5 coupe, im sold, 100% im sold

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  • Kash

    Doubt it’ll be the MX-5 coupe, more likely it’s the Cx-4. and by more likely i mean i’m 100% positive

  • Nordschleife

    I wish Mazda would make a GT sized coupè.

  • GentlemanJim

    The CX-4 announced for the Beijing Motor Show in April. Would be an insult to unveil early. New version of the RX in prototype with another new engine technology perhaps?? That would warrant the invitations they’ve sent out.

    I know. It’s a pipe dream….