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There is nothing in the Mazda MX-5’s background that suggests it was built for endurance racing.
Mazda Motor Corporation started production of the Mazda MX-5 RF retractable hardtop (known as Roadster RF in Japan) yesterday at Ujina Plant No.1 near its global headquarters in Hiroshima. Production began with models bound for North American and European markets where sales launches begin from early 2017. In Japan, the MX-5 RF will go on […]
THIS Valentine’s day weekend, one is often reminded of memorable “date drives.” Aside from choosing one’s favorite restaurants or weekend getaway, the car is the most common denominator on a Valentine’s date, or any date for that matter. This leads me to pick this year’s Valentine’s date car, and the most obvious choice for me […]
Mazda Motor Corporation’s all-new Mazda Roadster (known as MX-5 outside Japan) has been named the 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan. The all-new Roadster is the sixth model in Mazda’s new-generation lineup of vehicles that feature the full range of Skyactive Technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design. This lightweight open-top two-seater front-engine rear-wheel drive sports car […]
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been an exercise in honing the concept of a lightweight sports car for more than 26 years, created solely for driving exhilaration. But for the 2015 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Mazda designers wanted to see what they could do if that idea was taken to the […]
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the return of the engineering feat most associated with the company: the rotary engine. The new rotary engine, dubbed Skyactiv-R, will power the new sports car that will be unveiled as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 28. Kiyoshi Fujiwara, Managing Executive Officer in charge of […]
IN MY mind, and that of many average car enthusiasts, the ideal garage would be composed of the following: (1) a reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable everyday car, (2) a tall-riding diesel-powered pickup or SUV for the commonly occurring flash floods and out-of-town drives, (3) an MPV (sort of) for the missus to take the kids to school, and finally (4) a real driver’s car that one can geek out on and embark on a long-term (even lifelong) relationship with.
Since it was introduced 25 years ago, the Mazda MX-5 or the “Miata” has offered a fun, engaging driving experience that can only be achieved through weight reduction as well as cutting-edge engine performance technology. While other sports cars have slowly grown in size, acquired bigger and more powerful engines, and even increased the space […]