Mazda MX-5 SKYACTIV
Last week at the New York Motor Show, Mazda unveiled the latest technology in the form of the SKYACTIV chassis. The new chassis will be the base of both the new Mazda MX-5 and the next generation Alfa Romeo Spider.
The new Mazda MX-5 model is due to go on sale in the first few months of 2015, however, it is still to be confirmed whether or not the Alfa Romeo brand will be releasing the Coupe or if the model will belong to the Abarth range.
Last year, Fiat announced that a deal between Mazda and themselves has been made to develop a new sports coupe model alongside the MX-5. It was originally announced as being an Alfa Romeo model, but since it seems that the Fiat brand have performed a u-turn and decided to give the model to the Abarth range of models.
Fiat announced that they planned on building up the range of models on offer within dealership networks in the US. The firm announced that both the Alfa Romeo and the Abarth badged models would be key to the future success within the US car market.
The new MX-5 model was not unveiled at either the New York Motor Show or the Beijing Motor Show and instead has only been released as an image online. Whilst there may be images released online, official details of performance and other factors are yet to be officially confirmed by the Japanese manufacturer.
The latest development at Mazda has not taken on any of the previous design language seen on both the Mazda 3 or the current Mazda 6 models. Instead the firm seem to have gone back towards past designs and made the model easily recognisable as a Mazda MX-5.
The model is due to be attending motor shows early next year and will be released a short time after them. It is believed that the new MX-5 model will be available for somewhere in the region of £20,000.