Chicago 2015: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Accessories Design Concept Arrives

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Perhaps as way to keep tongues wagging until summer, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata turned up in some new clothes for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

The Accessories Design Concept features components lifted from the MX-5 Global Cup car set to hit the track this season. Said components include: front air-dam; side-sill extensions; and a backside reworked for improved aero.

Brembo brakes help slow the forged BBS wheels around the hairpin, while a carbon-fiber luggage rack with integrated third-brake light allows the driver and a lucky passenger to pack more than just a day’s worth of clothing; the rack also weighs less than 2 pounds.

The concept is also a homecoming for the Miata, as the first-gen version of the iconic roadster bowed in Chicago back in 1989. The 2016 version, meanwhile, is set to hit showrooms this summer.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Feb 12, 2015

    If the Miata is Chick mobile...then I have gotten a firm grasp of my feminine side. ....time for me to start shopping at Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms! Always thought women had better stuff anyway.

    • 95_SC 95_SC on Feb 12, 2015

      Many a dude referred to my 90 as a chick car as they climbed into a truck with heated leather seats. Whatever, it was the most fun I've had on 4 wheels to include teenage fun involving the car being parked somewhere secluded.

  • Stanczyk Stanczyk on Feb 13, 2015

    The same problem , whith this car as with Toyota GT86 .. they are underpowered 'sporty-cars' .. , or at least they needs hot-er, cool-er version of base models .. GT86 needs - 250 bhp.., and lighter Miata - 200bhp..(with 6-sec. 0-60 times) to be consider 'sports-cars'.. , because today 'plebean' hot-hatches are much faster !..

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