Next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata to lose weight, get SKY-G engines

Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept

Mazda is set to put its recently introduced Nagare design language to rest, but before it does it will use it on the next-generation Mazda MX-5, scheduled to debut in 2012. The Japanese automaker will introduce a new design language later this fall.

Mazda engineers have been working hard to get the next MX-5 back to its true roots of being a lightweight roadster, since the current model has become to heavy, losing its basic foundation of a sports roadster.

In terms of powertrain, the next-generation Mazda MX-5 will get the company’s SKY-G gasoline engines. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual as standard and Mazda’s upcoming dual-clutch automatic is expected to be made available as an option.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar