The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata, has been a beloved sports car since its debut in 1989. Now, Mazda is launching a new version of the MX-5 in the United States, and car enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating what this iconic car will bring to the table.
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The new MX-5, which has already been released in the UK, is called the Kizuna and is limited to just 250 units. It features a few special touches, such as a blue fabric roof and light stone Nappa leather upholstery, and comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 130 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque.
While the Kizuna is a limited edition model, it’s a sign of what’s to come from the MX-5 in the US market. So, what can we expect from the new Mazda MX-5 in the US?
Firstly, it’s worth noting that Mazda has not officially announced a release date for the MX-5 in the US, nor has it revealed any specifics about the US model. However, we can look to the Kizuna and the UK model to get an idea of what we might see.
One thing that’s likely to carry over from the Kizuna to the US model is the 1.5-liter engine. This engine is already available in the current MX-5 sold in the US, and it’s possible that Mazda will stick with it for the new model.
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However, there’s also a chance that Mazda could offer a more powerful engine option for the US market. The UK model comes with a choice of two engines, including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. This engine is not currently offered in the US MX-5, but it’s possible that Mazda could introduce it as an option for American buyers.
In terms of design, the Kizuna offers a few unique touches that may or may not carry over to the US model. The blue fabric roof, for example, is a departure from the standard black or tan fabric roofs typically offered on the MX-5. The light stone Nappa leather upholstery is also a nice touch, but it remains to be seen whether this will be available on the US model.
One area where we can expect to see some updates is in the technology department. The Kizuna comes with a few high-tech features, such as a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It’s likely that the US model will also come with these features, along with other advanced safety and convenience technologies.
So, when can we expect to see the new Mazda MX-5 in the US? While Mazda has not given an official release date, it’s possible that we could see the new model hit US dealerships sometime in 2023 or 2024. Of course, this is just speculation, and it’s possible that Mazda could surprise us with an earlier or later release date.
In terms of pricing, it’s also unclear what the new MX-5 will cost in the US. The current model starts at around $26,000, but it’s possible that the new model could come with a higher price tag, especially if Mazda offers a more powerful engine option.
Overall, the new Mazda MX-5 is sure to be a hit with car enthusiasts in the US. While we don’t yet know all the details about the US model, the Kizuna offers a promising glimpse into what we can expect. With its iconic design, impressive performance, and advanced technology, the new MX-5 is sure to be a welcome addition to the US sports car market.