Mazda MX-2 Roadster coming in 2012

Mazda MX-5

It’s interesting to see how small automakers will go in order to increase the fuel-economy of their vehicle lineup in order to meet government standards. Aston Martin, earlier this week, announced that it will be teaming up with Toyota to offer a luxurious version of the Toyota iQ – now that’s something no one saw coming.

One of Mazda’s smallest vehicles is the MX-5 roadster (better known to the U.S. as the Miata). According to AutoExpress, Mazda is now looking to offer a smaller version of the MX-5 – the MX-2.

Design will be heavily influenced by the current MX-5 and the Furai concept. Engine lineup is expected to range from a 1.6L 4-cylinder to a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder making up to 160-hp.

Insiders say that the MX-2 will be released some time in 2012.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor

Source: AutoExpress