|Mazda U.S. has announced new accessories for the 2016 MX-5 or Miata, as it is commonly known in the United States, at the ongoing Chicago Auto Show. The MX-5 Miata, first burst to the scene in ’89, is now into its fourth generation guise and for the first time, the Roadster receives Accessories Design Concept.|
At the Chi-town show, Mazda USA has prepared the 2016 MX-5 accessories concept in Painted Ceramic Mettalic for exhibit. The MX-5 with accessories features an Aero Kit, BBS Wheels and Brembo Brakes as well as a Luggage Rack. From the front, the unmistakable front air dam forms a large portion of the design concept Aero kit. The aero kit is the similar kit found on the 2016 MX-5 Global Cup Car that debut at SEMA, last November.
The profile and rear portions of the MX-5 with accessories take on side sill extensions, rear bumper skirt and a lip spoiler. Additionally, the lightweight Brembo front brakes adorn the MX-5 as well as red brake calipers behind all four wheels. Along with the BBS wheels in forged black and sized 17x7J 45mm offset and 205/45R17 tyres, the MX-5 is certainly raring for action.
To solve storage space issue, a convenient Luggage rack is mounted to the truck of the Roadster. The stylish luggage rack is made of carbon fiber and weighs less than two pounds. The rack includes an integrated center high-mount stop light.
Further evolution of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5
The 2016 MX-5 has evolved to meet the needs of today’s customers, yet it retains the pure fun-to-drive nature of its predecessors, whether cruising on the highway or the racetrack. With the new roadster, Mazda’s engineers sought to capture the essence of the beloved first-generation MX-5 Miata, reducing overall length of the 2016 variant by 104 mm (4.1 inches) to make it about the same size of the original. Engineers also reduced the MX-5’s weight by about 68 kilograms (150 pounds) versus the outgoing car, lightening and strengthening even the smallest parts.
Power for U.S.-bound MX-5s comes from Mazda’s 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G inline four-cylinder engine, producing 155 horsepower and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque. Both SKYACTIV-MT and SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmissions are applicable for the MX-5.