2015 Mazda MX-5 Spied

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

A Japanese motorist has spotted what appears to be the next-generation Mazda MX-5 while out testing in Japan.

The next-generation car has a rear deck reminiscent of the first-generation BMW Z4, as well as the second-gen NB Miata, along with the flared arches of the current MX-5. TTAC will be attending the launch of the fourth-generation car next month, but until then, this is all we’ve got.

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  • Sammy B Sammy B on Aug 11, 2014

    Shooting brake time!!! make it so

    • JMII JMII on Aug 11, 2014

      Oh how I wish. Plus slap a turbo on it. I know the purist don't agree with going FI, but my '96 Eclipse GS-T was such a hoot when on boost. Just not a fan of soft tops: too squishy, too noisy.

  • 3Deuce27 3Deuce27 on Aug 12, 2014

    New MX-5... looks like it fell right under the tree. Only thing I wish for, is less weight, same power or base Eco/Hi-mpg engine and an optional engine of the same Hp as the current 'NC'. Will be seeing it for real in about a month at 'Miatas at MRLS'. Miatas at Mazda Raceway September 5-7, 2014 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

  • Lou_BC I've I spent the past few days in what we refer to as "the lower mainland". I see Tesla's everywhere and virtually every other brand of EV. I was in downtown Vancouver along side a Rivian R1T. A Rivian R1S came off as side street and was following it. I saw one other R1S. 18% of new vehicles in BC are EV'S. It tends to match what I saw out my windshield. I only saw 2 fullsized pickups. One was a cool '91 3/4 ton regular cab. I ran across 2 Tacoma's. Not many Jeeps. There were plenty of Porches, Mercedes, and BMW's. I saw 2 Aston Martin DBX707's. It's been fun car watching other than the stress of driving in big city urban traffic. I'd rather dodge 146,000 pound 9 axle logging trucks on one lane roads.
  • IBx1 Never got the appeal of these; it looks like there was a Soviet mandate to create a car with two doors and a roof that could be configured in different ways.
  • CAMeyer Considering how many voters will be voting for Trump because they remember that gas prices were low in 2020–never mind the pandemic—this seems like a wise move.
  • The Oracle Been out on the boat on Lake James (NC) and cooking up some hella good food here with friends at the lake place.
  • ToolGuy Also on to-do list: Read the latest Steve S. fiction work on TTAC (May 20 Junkyard Find)