Mazda showcases MX-5 at Paris
The fourth-generation roadster is revealed 25 years after the original was unveiled at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show and features SKYACTIV technology and KODO design.
First revealed last month at Mazda's new facility the "Mazda Space" in Barcelona, the new Mazda MX-5 has shed 100kg versus the outgoing model. The model on display in Paris features SKYACTIV technology, including a SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre petrol engine and six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox in the roadster's classic front-midship engine, rear-wheel drive layout with near perfect 50:50 front-rear weight distribution.
It also adapts Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design for the exterior, with a lower centre of gravity and longer bonnet along with character lines expressing vitality and motion.
Inside, the new model retains the MX-5’s usual snug cabin and brings i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technology and MZD Connect, the company's in-car connectivity concept.