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Scoop – Mazda MX-5: the future will be thermal

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The fifth generation of Mazda MX5 is preparing. For the moment, the scoop hunters who are tracking the next opus of the small Japanese roadster have only photographed a mule of this future model. It’s because the brand’s engineers and designers still have a little time before finalizing the next generation, which will be unveiled in 2024 and which will remain powered by a heat engine.

Scoop - Mazda MX-5: the future will be thermal

While the Japanese brand Mazda will electrify its entire range, the next generation of the Mazda MX-5 will still be entitled to a combustion engine. This is apparent from an interview with Joachim Kunz, Head of Product Development Europe, which appeared earlier this year. For him, a distinction must be made between the MX-5 roadster and the other models of the brand. Reserved for an audience of enthusiasts, the MX-5 roadster should keep its combustion engine as long as possible before being electrified.

We are busy at Mazda to prepare the future generation of the famous MX-5 roadster.  The photos of this mule confirm it, the engineers of the Japanese manufacturer are already working on the future opus.
We are busy at Mazda to prepare the future generation of the famous MX-5 roadster. The photos of this mule confirm it, the engineers of the Japanese manufacturer are already working on the future opus.

What is certain is that the mule of the Mazda MX-5 which has just been photographed is still driven by a combustion engine. On the other hand, the body was modified with wider fenders at the rear. For the moment, these are only the first road tests of a car which has not received all the modifications of the future generation and it will still be necessary to wait before we discover the camouflaged prototypes of the final version. of the Miata on the road or on a test track.

Wider rear wings, this is what the first photos of this mule photographed in Germany reveal.  For the moment, the testers are testing modifications made to the chassis.
Wider rear wings, this is what the first photos of this mule photographed in Germany reveal. For the moment, the testers are testing modifications made to the chassis.

For the future generation of this model, Mazda will keep the playful character of its model which will always be with a rear-wheel drive architecture. The canvas top should also be retained. The fifth generation of the Miata should be unveiled in 2024 for marketing the following year.

Internal combustion engine and rear-wheel drive, the future Mazda MX-5 will still be fun to drive.  Arrived in 2014, the fourth generation of this model will have lived ten years.
Internal combustion engine and rear-wheel drive, the future Mazda MX-5 will still be fun to drive. Arrived in 2014, the fourth generation of this model will have lived ten years.

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