Mazda rolls out specs and info on 2014 MX-5 Miata
Mazda has unleashed specifications for the 2014 re-do of the MX-5 Miata roadster. The tiny little sporter will see some weight loss, styling improvements, and a better engine; all without losing its rear-wheel drivetrain and working man's price point.
While Mazda hasn't released photos of the 2014 Miata to show styling, it's expected that it will follow the look of the concept shown last year - the "Kodo design language." As the photo rendering suggests, cues will be simple lines and a more robust-appearing front end. The clipped rear and rounded fast top will remain, it appears, but the nose will extend somewhat and have more stylized logo and grille work to match current Mazda trends.
The car will also be losing weight for the new release, shedding about 300 pounds to put it in the 2,200 pound range at the curb. This weight loss may translate to better handling and speed, though the diminutive sports car is lightening to the point where it may become too feathery. Weight distribution will likely remain good, though, helping to keep the Miata's feet on the ground and hold the car's enthusiastic handling.