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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Revealed

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In a not so typical setting - a repurposed airport hanger - Mazda decided to give the world their first glimpse of the new 2016 MX-5 Miata. As the low-profile roadster celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing ample speed to mess up our hair, the look forward showcases the brand's continuing dedication to their KODO model - a "Soul of Motion" design language that also features plenty of new technology. Powered by a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter engine connected to the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission, the yet-to-be-confirmed figures see output in the 140hp and 200hp ranges, respectively. In terms of body work, aside from the Kate Upton-esque curves, the 2016 rides on a new real-wheel-drive architecture that is 105mm shorter, 20mm lower, and 10mm wider than its predecessor. It also rides about 220-lbs lighter, giving even more boost in speed. Further details are expected in the months to come, but we did also want to share video of a similar glitzy event held in Montreal to showcase the new ride alongside the preview shots after the jump.