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News Mazda Promises the MX-5 Miata Will Outlive Us All

Mazda Promises the MX-5 Miata Will Outlive Us All

Mazda Europe CEO says that the MX-5 will evolve with the times

  • Today is a brighter day for us all.

  • The MX-5 Miata was born in 1990 and will never die.

For most, the Mazda MX-5, aka Miata, will be the first and only truly pure driving they’ll ever have. While the definition of “pure” can be debated, there’s no doubt that the legendary Japanese roadster is one of the all-time greats. And it looks as though Mazda is not about to give up on it.

2020 Mazda MX-5

Why would Mazda drop the MX-5 from its lineup, you ask? The sole reason would be that converting the roadster to an EV would make it too heavy and it would thus lose its way – being light and agile, this is the way.

Mazda’s plans for the MX-5 are unclear as the time for the NE generation, the roadster’s next all-new version, could come soon. An MX-5 Miata generation typically runs for seven to nine years. The ND arrived for the 2016 model year and automakers are launching 2024 MY vehicles now.

The Next Mazda MX-5 will be a Hybrid and the one After will be Electric

Autocar spoke to Mazda’s CEO in Europe, Martijn ten Brink, asking about how and if the MX-5 will survive in the near future. To this, he responded: “That’s not been decided. But I think for Mazda it would be fair to say that the MX-5 will never die. I think it will continue to exist forever and it will have to go with the times. That’s a super challenge, and people are passionate about this car in Mazda. Of course, as you can imagine, people have opinions on which direction it should go. So I’m very curious where it will end up, but it will definitely remain part of the line-up.”

The bottom line is that we can look forward to many more brand Mazda MX-5s in the future. Doesn’t that just brighten your day?

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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